Sexual Locus of Control

Sexual Locus of Control is a 6-item measure of where the decision-making power lies in a sexual relationship regarding condom use and having multiple partners.


ITEMS:

1. If someone's sexual partner does not want to use a condom, the other person can't do much about it.
2. My partner would react badly if I suggested the use of a condom.
3. Most of my closest women friends use condoms when they have sex with a man.
4. Using condoms means that you don't trust your partner.
5. The man should be the one to decide if a condom should be used.
6. If my sexual partner is having sex with other womenmen, there's not much I can do about it.

Response Options:
4-point Likert scale
Strongly agree - 1
Strongly disagree - 4

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Higher scores indicate that the respondent places the locus of control in the relationship with the partner.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Loue, S., Copper, M., Traore, F., & Fielder, J. (2004). Locus of control and HIV risk among a sample of Mexican and Puerto Rican women. Journal of Immigrant Health, 6(4), 155-165. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:JOIH.0000045253.19409.02

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

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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