Preliminary Validation of the Child Abuse Potential Inventory in Turkey

Kutsal E., Pasli F., İŞIKLI S., Sahin F., Yilmaz G., Beyazova U.

JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE, vol.26, no.14, pp.2856-2865, 2011 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0886260510390952
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2856-2865
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to provide preliminary findings on the validity of Child Abuse Potential Inventory (CAP Inventory) on Turkish sample of 23 abuser and 47 nonabuser parents. To investigate validity in two groups, Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) Psychopathic Deviate (MMPI-PD) scale is also used along with CAP. The results show that, with the 200.5 cutoff point, which is the average score of the whole Turkish sample, Abuse Scale correctly classified 83% of the participants in the abuse group and 78.8% of the participants in the control group, which gives 21.2% false-positive result. MMPI-PD to all group and Pearson correlation coefficient analysis is found to be significant for both groups. These results show us high reliability and validity of the abuse scale for Turkey.