Study on the psychometric characteristics of Child Abuse Self Report Scale

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of PsychologyT Islamic Azad University, Tehran Markaz branch

2 Department of clinical psychology، Islamic Azad University, Tehran Markaz branch

3 Department of clinical psychology, alame tabatabae University


This research aimed to determine the psychometric characteristics (validity and reliability) of the child abuse self-report scale in a sample of 11-16 year-old children in Tehran. This is an applied, descriptive and correlation research, and the statistical population consisted of Tehranian abused students who are 11-16 years old, out of which, 400 subjects were selected through convenient sampling as the sample. The data was obtained by Persian translation of a child abuse self-report scale (Kent and Waller, 1998). The collected data was analyzed using the SPSS 24, factor, and lisrel software. The results of exploratory factor analysis by major axes analysis method and Promax rotation implied the existence of four significant factors. After removing two inappropriate questions, the fit indices of the confirmatory factor analysis model suggested good fitting of the model and construct validity of the instrument. The value of Cronbach alpha and Guttman's lambda-2 obtained were higher than 0.76, for all the subscales and the entire test. The results indicated that the 36-question version of this instrument has a good validity and reliability and can be used for Tehranian children.


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