Adversarial Sex Beliefs

Adversarial Sex Beliefs is a 9-item measure of beliefs and attitudes around gender roles in the United States. The measure is part of a sub-set of measures to capture the attitudinal aspects of relational interactions.


ITEMS:

1. A woman will only respect a man who will lay down the law to her.
2. Many women are so demanding sexually that a man just can’t satisfy them.
3. A man’s got to show the woman who’s boss right from the start or he’ll end up henpecked.
4. Women are usually sweet until they’ve caught a man, but then they let their true self show.
5. A lot of men talk big, but when it comes down to it, they can’t perform well sexually.
6. In a dating relationship a woman is largely out to take advantage of a man.
7. Men are out for only one thing.
8. Most women are sly and manipulating when they are out to attract a man.
9. A lot of women seem to get pleasure in putting men down.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

The mean of the item scores is calculated for the total. A high score is indicative of being more adversarial.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Lee, R. D., Walters, M. L., Hall, J. E., & Basile, K. C. (2012). Behavioral and attitudinal factors differentiating male intimate partner violence perpetrators with and without a history of childhood family violence. Journal of Family Violence, 28(1), 85-94. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10896-012-9475-8

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

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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