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Cross-cultural preliminary validation of a measure of social vulnerability in people with intellectual disabilities

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Tabin Mireille, Diacquenod Cindy, De Palma Nicola, Gerber Fabienne, Straccia Claudio, Wilson Carlene, Kosel Markus, Petitpierre Geneviève,
Project Validation du Test de Compétences Interpersonnelles et de Vulnérabilité Personnelle, version Française, Enrichie, Accessibilisée et Informatisée [TCIVP-FEAI]
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability
Page(s) 1 - 13
Title of proceedings Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability
DOI 10.3109/13668250.2020.1793450

Open Access

Type of Open Access Green OA Embargo (Freely available via Repository after an embargo)


Background: Social vulnerability refers to the ways in which an individual is at risk of being victimised. The Test of Interpersonal Competences and Personal Vulnerability [TICPV] is an Australian assessment tool designed for adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) [Wilson et al.(1996). It aims to evaluate their social vulnerability. This study aims to conduct a preliminary cross-cultural validation of the TV-22, the French language, enhanced and accessible version of the TICPV. Method: Twenty-nine French-speaking adults with ID answered the TV-22. The reliability and validity of this measure were assessed. Results: Performance on the test was shown to be internally consistent (Cronbach’s α = .89; McDonald’s Ω = .93), stable over time (rs(29) = .81, p <.01) and a valid measure of social vulnerability. Conclusions: Results provide psychometric support for the use of the TV-22. Further research is needed to confirm these results with a larger sample.