Attitudinal Change in Participants of Partner Assault Response (PAR) Programs: A Pilot Project

Figure 1. Pre-Treatment Attitudes by Referral Source

This vertical bar chart illustrates the pre -treatment attitudes by referral sources

The Y axis represents the mean scores of pre treatment attitudes.  The mean scores are assigned number values from a low of 1 to a high of 4 with scores of 1 or 2 indicating general “agreement” with items, and scores of 3 or 4 indicating “disagreement.”

The X axis represents the types of pre-intervention attitudes endorsed by those who are referred by probation, early intervention court, or voluntary referral.  The types of attitudes listed are as follows from left to right: Lack of personal responsibility, Partner blame, Lack of readiness for intervention, Sexist attitudes towards women, and Denial of expected relationship difficulties.