Italian version. This research aims to evaluate the psychometric properties of an Italian version of the Psychological Maltreatment Measure (PMM-I) in a sample of 739 community members. The factor structure of the measure was explored, and internal consistency was tested. Finally, concurrent validity of the PMM-I with a measure of parental care and predictive validity to scores on distress occurrence and low levels of self-esteem were checked. Results, according to our assumptions and to the psychological maltreatment literature, show a two factor structure of the PMM-I, and suggest it is a reliable and valid measure for assessing psychological maltreatment in adult Italian samples.
Keywords: Psychological maltreatment, Psychological Maltreatment Measure, negative outcomes, assessment.