Psychometric Properties of the Inventory of Beliefs about Intimate Partner Violence (IBIPV)

  • Cristina García-Ael UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
  • Patricia Recio UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
  • Prado Silván-Ferrero UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
Keywords: Attitudes, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexism, Gender


This study analysed the psychometric properties of the Inventory of Beliefs about Intimate Partner Violence (IBIPV) which is designed to measure general and specific attitudes to violence against women in intimate relationships. The participants were 1169 people aged from 18 to 77 years. We found that the IBIPV has a three-factor structure, the factors identified were: a) Justifying Partner Violence (JPV), b) Victims Responsible for Violence (VRV) and c) Abuser Responsible for Violence (ARV). Multi-group confirmatory factor analysis showed three levels of measurement invariance across gender: configural, metric and scalar invariance. As expected, evidence of the convergent and divergent validity of the inventory was provided by comparisons with the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI) and Ambivalence toward Men Inventory (AMI). Potential applications of the scale in the field of partner violence are discussed.


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Author Biographies

Cristina García-Ael, UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)

Departamento de Psicología Social y de las Organizaciones

Profesora Ayudante Doctora

Patricia Recio, UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)

Profesora Contratada Doctor

Departamento de Metodología y Ciencias del Comportamiento

Prado Silván-Ferrero, UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)

Profesora Contratada Doctor

Departamento de Psicología Social y de las Organizaciones


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How to Cite
García-Ael, C., Recio, P., & Silván-Ferrero, P. (2017). Psychometric Properties of the Inventory of Beliefs about Intimate Partner Violence (IBIPV). Anales De Psicología / Annals of Psychology, 34(1), 135-145.
Social and Organizational Psychology