Violence Prevention Climate Survey (VPCS)

VPCS 18-item version
To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?
1.    Management in this organization quickly responds to episodes of violence.
2.    Management in this organization requires each manager to help reduce violence in his/her department.
3.    Management encourages employees to report physical violence.
4.    Management encourages employees to report verbal violence.
5.    Reports of workplace violence from other employees are taken seriously by management
6.    Abusive behavior is not tolerated at work.
7.    My employer provides adequate assault/violence prevention training.
8.    My employer provides adequate assault/violence prevention procedures.
9.    In my unit‚ violence prevention procedures are detailed.
10.In my unit‚ employees are informed about potential violence hazards.
11.In my unit‚ there is training on violence prevention policies and procedures.
12.In my unit‚ information about violence prevention is distributed regularly.
13.In my unit‚ in order to get the work done‚ one must ignore some violence prevention policies.
14.In my unit‚ whenever pressure builds up‚ the preference is to do the job as fast as possible‚ even if that means compromising violence prevention.
15.In my unit‚ human resource shortage undermines violence prevention standards.
16.In my unit‚ violence prevention policies and procedures are ignored.
17.In my unit‚ violence prevention policies and procedures are nothing more than a cover-up for lawsuits.
18.In my unit‚ ignoring violence prevention procedures is acceptable.
VPCS 12-item version
Yang et al. 2012
To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?
1.    Management in this organization quickly responds to episodes of violence.
2.    Management encourages employees to report physical violence.
3.    Management encourages employees to report verbal violence.
4.    Reports of violence from other employees are taken seriously by management
5.    My employer provides adequate assault/violence prevention training.
6.    In my unit‚ violence prevention procedures are detailed.
7.    In my unit‚ there is training on violence prevention policies and procedures.
8.    In my unit‚ employees are informed about potential violence hazards
9.    In my unit in order to get the work done‚ one must ignore some violence prevention policies.
10.In my unit‚ whenever pressure builds up‚ the preference is to do the job as fast as possible‚ even if that means compromising violence prevention.
11.In my unit‚ human resource shortage undermines violence prevention standards.
12.In my unit‚ violence prevention policies and procedures are ignored.
 
 
Policies and Procedures (.95)‚ Practices and Response (.9)‚ and Pressure for Unsafe Practices (.9)
 
Disagree very much‚ Disagree moderately‚ Disagree slightly‚ Agree slightly‚ Agree moderately‚ Agree very much
VPCS 18-item version: Policies and Procedures (1-6)‚ Practices and Response (7-12)‚ and Pressure for Unsafe Practices (13-18 reverse score)
VPCS 12-item version: Policies and Procedures (1-4)‚ Practices and Response (5-8)‚ and Pressure for Unsafe Practices (9-12 reverse score)
 
 

Kessler‚ S. R.‚ Spector‚ P. E.‚ Chang‚ C.-H.‚ & Parr‚ A. D. (2008). Organizational violence and aggression: Development of the three-factor Violence Climate Survey. Work & Stress‚ 22‚ 108-124.

Yang‚ L. Q.‚ Spector‚ P. E.‚ Chang‚ C. H.‚ Gallant-Roman‚ M.‚ & Powell‚ J. (2012). Psychosocial precursors and physical consequences of workplace violence towards nurses: A longitudinal examination with naturally occurring groups in hospital settings. International Journal of Nursing Studies‚ 49‚ 1091-1102.