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.


Short Measure

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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Transgender

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY 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

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 3.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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