Validation of Questionnaire on Violence in Affective Relationships

Rosana Alves de Melo, Flávia Emília Cavalcante Valença Fernandes, Rafael Miranda Tassitano, Karina Perrelli Randau

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The aim was to describe the criteria for construction, validation of content, and appearance of a questionnaire for the identification of violence in affective relationships in adolescence. Transverse methodological study, with a quantitative approach, conducted in the period between June and November 2017, with the construction of a questionnaire and validation of the content and appearance, by means of a Delphi survey with 20 experts on the area of violence and adolescence. To evaluate the clarity and pertinence of the items of the questionnaire, a pilot test was conducted with 76 adolescents, and analysis of the validity of content and reliability of the items by means of Content Validity Index (CVI), the Interrater Agreement (IRA), and the Cronbach alpha. The data were analyzed and processed by means of the Excel and Stata, version 14.0, programs. The indexes calculated in the first round of Delphi provided the following results: CVI = 0.93 and IRA = 0.93, showing evidence of the validity and reliability of the construct content, and in the second round, the questionnaire yielded a percentage of 100% agreement among the professionals and researchers. Verification of the internal consistency presented a mean value of 0.803, calculated by means of the Cronbach alpha. The questionnaire has validity of content and appearance in accordance with the proposed objective, bearing in mind that the indexes of faithfulness and agreement and the Cronbach alpha attained values above those of the established pattern of 80%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)NP6218-NP6242
JournalJournal of interpersonal violence
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • adolescent
  • affective violence
  • questionnaire
  • validation study
  • vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology


Dive into the research topics of 'Validation of Questionnaire on Violence in Affective Relationships'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this