Description of a domestic violence measure for Puerto Rican gay males Article

Rodríguez Madera, S, Toro-Alfonso, J. (2006). Description of a domestic violence measure for Puerto Rican gay males . 50(1), 155-173. 10.1300/J082v50n01_08

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  • Rodríguez Madera, S; Toro-Alfonso, J


  • A sample of 302 Puerto Rican gay males living in Puerto Rico and New York participated in this study with the objective of assessing the prevalence of domestic violence. A self-administered questionnaire was developed addressing issues of intergenerational violence, addictive behaviors, and domestic violence in three dimensions: emotional, physical, and sexual violence. The results concluded that close to half of the participants had experienced some sort of violence in their intimate relationships, have a history of being witness to domestic violence in their family of origin, and had identified in themselves and their families, addictive behaviors. Other variables measured are HIV and sexual coercion, drug and alcohol abuse, and levels of acculturation among participants living in the United States. The main objective of this work is to describe the development of the instrument used in the study. Based on the results of this study we describe the psychometric characteristics and content of the final questionnaire. Final recommendations are made for other researchers interested in doing domestic violence studies with Latino gay men and men who have sex with men. © 2005 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • March 10, 2006

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  • 155

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  • 173


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