Journal of Family Violence

, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 475–483 | Cite as

Internal Consistency and Factor Structure of the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales in a Sample of Deaf Female College Students

  • Melissa L. Anderson
  • Irene W. Leigh
Original Article


The Revised Conflict Tactics Scales (CTS2) is currently the most widely used measure for identifying cases of intimate partner violence within the hearing population. The CTS2 has been used successfully with individuals from various countries and cultural backgrounds. However, the CTS2 had not yet been used with Deaf individuals. The goal of the present study was to investigate the internal consistency reliability and the factor structure of the CTS2 within a sample of Deaf female college students. Psychometric analyses indicated that subscales measuring Victimization of Negotiation, Psychological Aggression, Physical Assault, and Injury proved both reliable and valid in the current sample. Three subscales did not evidence reliability and the factor structure was not valid for Perpetration items.


Intimate partner violence Domestic violence Deaf Revised Conflict Tactics Scales 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gallaudet University, Department of PsychologyWashingtonUSA

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