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Battered Woman Test

Are you wondering: "Am I a battered woman?" The Women's Experience with Battering Scale (WEB) identifies 10 items that are unique to and consistent among women who have been victims of battering. Use the results to help decide if you need to see a doctor, mental health professional and/or seek support to further discuss your current relationship situation.

Instructions: Select the response that best describes how your partner makes you feel. Click the “score” button at the bottom for your results.


1 ) He makes me feel unsafe even in my own home.
  Agree Strongly
Agree Somewhat
Agree a Little
Disagree a Little
Disagree Somewhat
Disagree Strongly

2 ) I feel ashamed of the things he does to me.
  Agree Strongly
Agree Somewhat
Agree a Little
Disagree a Little
Disagree Somewhat
Disagree Strongly

3 ) I try not to rock the boat because I am afraid of what he might do.
  Agree Strongly
Agree Somewhat
Agree a Little
Disagree a Little
Disagree Somewhat
Disagree Strongly

4 ) I feel like I am programmed to react a certain way to him.
  Agree Strongly
Agree Somewhat
Agree a Little
Disagree a Little
Disagree Somewhat
Disagree Strongly

5 ) I feel like he keeps me prisoner.
  Agree Strongly
Agree Somewhat
Agree a Little
Disagree a Little
Disagree Somewhat
Disagree Strongly

6 ) He makes me feel like I have no control over my life, no power, no protection.
  Agree Strongly
Agree Somewhat
Agree a Little
Disagree a Little
Disagree Somewhat
Disagree Strongly

7 ) I hide the truth from others because I am afraid not to.
  Agree Strongly
Agree Somewhat
Agree a Little
Disagree a Little
Disagree Somewhat
Disagree Strongly

8 ) I feel owned and controlled by him.
  Agree Strongly
Agree Somewhat
Agree a Little
Disagree a Little
Disagree Somewhat
Disagree Strongly

9 ) He can scare me without laying a hand on me.
  Agree Strongly
Agree Somewhat
Agree a Little
Disagree a Little
Disagree Somewhat
Disagree Strongly

10 ) He has a look that goes straight through me and terrifies me.
  Agree Strongly
Agree Somewhat
Agree a Little
Disagree a Little
Disagree Somewhat
Disagree Strongly