Dating Violence Questionnaire (DVQ) was administered (Rodriguez-Franco, Lopez-Cepero, Rodriguez-Diaz, Bringas et al., 2010).
DVQ had two previous validation studies for Spanish-speaking adolescents and young adults when the present study was conducted.
Additionally, the DVQ gathers information on general perceptions (labeling or self-classification) through a series of questions such as: Have you ever felt abused in your relationship?, Do you feel or have you ever felt afraid of your partner?, or Do you feel or have you ever felt trapped in your relationship?
Data was collected by a collaborating researcher who shown up in each participating center in order to administer hard copies of a battery of instruments (which included DVQ).
Variance analysis between groups defined by the labeling (perception) of abuse affirms that the general perception of women polled remains in line with the abuse received, since the group of abused women obtained higher averages in all cases (this is considered to be a result of the DVQ's greater discrimination).
Bishop and Heberlein (1979) introduced the DVQ in an important, innovative article that was concerned with an analysis of differences between individuals' behavior in hypothetical and actual markets.
Hanemann (1984) reconsidered the Bishop and Heberlein approach and suggested a way to integrate the DVQ into mainstream economic theory by using the Random Utility Maximization model.