Factor Structure of the Violence in Adolescents’ Dating Relationships Inventory for Mexican Youth (VADRI-MX)
Alazne Aizpitarte Gorrotxategi
Universidad de California, Davis, Estados Unidos de América. Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsiatea UPV/EHU, España.
José Luis Rojas-Solís
Facultad de Psicología, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, México
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Keywords

dating violence
assessment
adolescence
factorial structure
VADRI

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Aizpitarte Gorrotxategi, A., & Rojas-Solís, J. (2019). Factor Structure of the Violence in Adolescents’ Dating Relationships Inventory for Mexican Youth (VADRI-MX). International Journal of Psychological Research, 12(2), 29-36. https://doi.org/10.21500/20112084.4222
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Abstract

This study aimed to analyze the factorial structure and reliability of the Violence in Adolescent’s Dating Relationship Inventory (VADRI) and to get a shorter form to facilitate its application in the Mexican context. Participants were 1,055 Mexican’ students which ages ranged between 14 and 22 years (M = 17.66, SD = 1.95). The 48.1% were females. A principal component analyses resulted in a three-factor structure which that was confirmed in the confirmatory factor analyses. The VADRI-MX assesses with 19-double items (perpetration and victimization) the three dimensions of the dating violence underlying construct: “Direct and severe”, “Subtle psychological/controlling”, and “Overt psychological/verbal.” Internal consistency was high. Correlations among the three dimensions were moderate. We can conclude that the VADRI-MX is a useful, valid, and reliable assessment tool for assessing dating violence in the adolescence period. Implications for prevention, intervention, and research are discussed.

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