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Peer Norms Supportive of Unsafe Sexual Behavior

Peer Norms Supportive of Unsafe Sexual Behavior is a 5-item measure of normative beliefs regarding risky sexual behavior such as having sexual intercourse without a condom or cheating on a partner.

Categories

Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Transgender

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

How many of your friends think that...

1. It's okay to have vaginal or oral sex without a condom.
2. It's okay to have sex with someone you just met.
3. Cheating on your partner is okay.
4. It's safe to have sex when you are high on drugs or alcohol.
5. You don't have to use a condom with someone you know well.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
None - 1
All - 5

Scoring Procedures

Not Available

Original Citation

Salazar, L. F., Head, S., Crosby, R. A., DiClemente, R. J., Sales, J. M., Wingood, G. M., & Rose, E. (2011). Personal and social influences regarding oral sex among African American female adolescents. Journal of Women’s Health, 20(2), 161-167. https://doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2010.2247

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Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

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