Another focus of the CTS was violence and criminal behavior.Respondents were asked about whether they witnessed violence between others, including those within their own families.Items included physical violence such as throwing objects, pushing or shoving, use of weapons, slapping, burning or scalding, and other types of physical assault.Questions regarding verbal abuse were also included, such as name-calling, accusations, and threats.Suicidal thoughts or statements were also included in the questions.Respondents were queried about their experiences with fear of past events and whether those experiences still affected their life.They were then asked about conflicts with and opinions of their partner.
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The second major instrument in the study, the Personal and Relationships Profile (PRP), examined interpersonal interaction with the partner of the respondent.
The scale included items the partner did to the respondent or the respondent did to their partner, as well as the frequency of those incidents over the past year.
The data were obtained using questionnaires completed by university students in all major world regions.
The term "violence" refers to maltreatment of a partner, including physical assault, injury as a result of assault by a partner, psychological aggression, and sexual coercion.