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


The current research examines the development and the pilot of scales created to measure attitudes as possible mechanisms of change among men participating in intervention programs for partner assault. A measure of attitudes in three domains - attitudes towards abuse behaviour, respect for women, and attitudes towards intervention - was developed and examined. Implications of results for the continued use of attitude change in evaluation of Partner Assault Response (PAR) programs are discussed.


The authors would like to give special thanks to Linda Page and Jennifer Holt for their assistance in co-ordinating data collection and to the group co-facilitators at Changing Ways for their assistance in evaluating men's progress through the program. We would also like to thank the men who shared their time with us to complete these questionnaires.