Factor Structure of the Violence in Adolescents’ Dating Relationships Inventory for Mexican Youth (VADRI-MX)


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Aizpitarte Gorrotxategi, A., & Rojas-Solís, J. L. (2019). Factor Structure of the Violence in Adolescents’ Dating Relationships Inventory for Mexican Youth (VADRI-MX). International Journal of Psychological Research, 12(2), 29–36. https://doi.org/10.21500/20112084.4222


This study aimed to analyze the factorial structure and reliability of the Violence in Adolescent’s Dating Relationship Inventory (VADRI) and to get a shorter form to facilitate its application in the Mexican context. Participants were 1,055 Mexican’ students which ages ranged between 14 and 22 years (M = 17.66, SD = 1.95). The 48.1% were females. A principal component analyses resulted in a three-factor structure which that was confirmed in the confirmatory factor analyses. The VADRI-MX assesses with 19-double items (perpetration and victimization) the three dimensions of the dating violence underlying construct: “Direct and severe”, “Subtle psychological/controlling”, and “Overt psychological/verbal.” Internal consistency was high. Correlations among the three dimensions were moderate. We can conclude that the VADRI-MX is a useful, valid, and reliable assessment tool for assessing dating violence in the adolescence period. Implications for prevention, intervention, and research are discussed.



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