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Condom Attitude Scale — Adolescent Version (CAS-A)

The Condom Attitude Scale— Adolescent Version (CAS-A) is a 23-item version of the Condom Attitude Scale. It assesses adolescents' attitudes towards using condoms during sex.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents

Items:

1. Using a condom takes the "wonder" out of sex.*
2. I am concerned about catching AIDS or some other sexually transmitted disease.
3. A condom is not necessary when you and your partner agree not to have sex with anyone else.*
4. Condoms are messy.*
5. A condom is not necessary if you know your partner.*
6. Using condoms shows my partner I care about him/her.
7. A condom is not necessary if you're pretty sure the other person doesn't have a sexually transmitted disease.* ​ 8. If I'm not careful, I could catch a sexually transmitted disease.
9. I wouldn't use a condom if my partner refused.*
10. People who carry condoms would have sex with anyone.*
11. I wouldn't mind if my partner brought up the idea of using a condom.
12. Condoms create a sense of safety.
13. People who use condoms sleep around a lot.*
14. If I'm not careful, I could catch AIDS.
15. Condoms take away the pleasure of sex.*
16. If my partner suggested using a condom, I would respect him or her.
17. Other people should respect my desire to use a condom.
18. I worry that I could catch a sexually transmitted disease.
19. If my partner suggested using a condom, I would feel relieved.
20. People who carry condoms are just looking for sex.*
21. A condom is not necessary when you are with the same partner for a long time.*
22. If my partner suggested using a condom, I would think he/she was only being cautious.
23. Condoms protect against sexually transmitted diseases.*

*Items are reverse scored

Response Options:
7-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree

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Original Citation

St. Lawrence, J. S., Reitmen, D., Jefferson, K. W., Allenye, E., Brasfield, T. L., & Shirley, A. (1994). Factor structure and validation of an adolescent version of the Condom Attitude Scale: An instrument for measuring adolescents’ attitudes toward condoms. Psychological Assessment, 6(4), 352-359. https://doi.org/10.1037/1040-3590.6.4.352

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