The Measure of Adolescent Relationship Harassment and Abuse (MARSHA) is provided below. It is not copyrighted, and we encourage its use.
Here you will find the perpetration version, the victimization version, and a version that includes both victimization and perpetration items.
Rothman, E. F., Paruk, J., Cuevas, C. A., Temple, J. R., & Gonzales, K. (2020). The Development of the Measure of Adolescent Relationship Harassment and Abuse (MARSHA): Input From Black and Multiracial, Latinx, Native American, and LGBTQ+ Youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520936367
Rothman, E. F., Cuevas, C. A., Mumford, E. A., Bahrami, E., & Taylor, B. G. (2021). The Psychometric Properties of the Measure of Adolescent Relationship Harassment and Abuse (MARSHA) With a Nationally Representative Sample of U.S. Youth. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520985480
The Dating Abuse Perpetration Acts Scale is provided below. It is not copyrighted, and we encourage its use by all researchers and practitioners.
The Dating Abuse Perpetration Acts Scale (DAPAS) was developed by Dr. Rothman in 2009. It is a medium length (24 item) scale designed for use with adolescents aged 16 to 21 years. It reflects current adolescent dating behaviors, and is designed to be used as a screening instrument for adolescent dating violence perpetration among urban youth in emergency room settings.The DAPAS is acceptable to use with both females and males, and among Black and non-black youth. High validity suggests that it is also acceptable to be used with adolescent youth in other clinical settings.
-The DAPAS has high internal consistency (Cronbach’s alpha = 0.90).
-The DAPAS demonstrates high validity by correlating significantly and positively against two other widely used, acceptable ADA scales (safe dates: r= 0.70, p<0.01; CTS2 r= 0.59, p<0.001). It also demonstrates acceptable specificity by correctly classifying 85% of respondents as perpetrators of violence.