Unwanted Pursuit Behavior Inventory

Did your ex-partner:
1. leave you unwanted phone messages or hang-up calls
2. send/leave you unwanted letters/e-mails/faxes/pages/gifts
3. engage you in an unwanted phone conversation
4. talk with you unwantedly in an Internet chat room
5. engage you in an unwanted conversation in person
6. give you unwanted items (e.g.‚ letters/gifts) in person
7. ask your friends for information about you
8. contact your family/friends without your permission
9. show up in places where he/she thought you might be
10. go out of his/her way to run into you “unexpectedly”
11. unexpectedly visit you at your home
12. unexpectedly visit you at school/ work/some other public place
13. wait outside of your home/work/school
14. follow you
15. make vague or implied threats to you
16. threaten to release information that would be harmful to you
17. threaten to harm/kill you
18. threaten to harm/kill someone close to you or to your pet
19. threaten you with a weapon
20. release information that was harmful to you
21. steal items from you
22. cause damage to your property (home/car/etc.)
23. cause harm to someone close to you or to your pet
24. physically injure you
25. kidnap you or hold you against your will
26. force you to engage in sexual contact after the break-up
If your ex-partner contacted you after the break-up‚ please describe his/her typicalpattern of contacting you afterthe break-up occurred (e.g.‚ he/she called me 10 times a day for two weeks at my work and followed me homefrom work every day; he/she showed up at several parties that they thought I might be at and left 40 messages onmy phone machine over a 10-day period).
This instrument can be found on pages 99-100 of Measuring Intimate Partner Violence Victimization and Perpetration: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/pub-res/IPV_Compendium.pdf
Did the contact occur? Yes‚ No‚ N/A
Frequency of the contact: 1= More than daily‚ 2= Daily‚ 3=Weekly‚ 4=Monthly‚ 5= Less than monthly
Did you reply to the contact? Yes‚ No
Was your response Positive or Negative? P N
Mild acts subscale consists of items 1–13. Severe acts subscale consists of items 14–26. Unwanted Pursuit Behaviors total scores are computed by summing the items endorsed by each respondent. A second total score‚ the Unwanted Pursuit Behavior Severity Index‚ can be cr‎eated by only including those items that were reported to have had a negative impact on the respondent. These negative unwanted pursuit behaviors are then weighted by the frequency report. The severe acts (items 14–26) are double-weighted. Note that negative response is not assessed for items 14–26.

Langhinrichsen-Rohling J‚ Palarea RE‚ Cohen J‚ Rohling ML. Breaking up is hard to do: unwanted pursuit behaviors following the dissolution of a romantic relationship. Violence and Victims 2000;15:73–90.

Palarea RE‚ Langhinrichsen-Rohling J. Unwanted Pursuit Behavior Inventory‚ 1998. Unpublished measure.