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.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adults
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 women/men, there's not much I can do about it.
4-point Likert scale
Strongly agree - 1
Strongly disagree - 4
Higher scores indicate that the respondent places the locus of control in the relationship with the partner.
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
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