Unintentional Exposure to Online Sexual Content

Unintentional Exposure to Online Sexual Content is a 4-item measure to assess unintentional exposure to online sexual content while browsing the internet in the preceding month. Items capture both implicit (suggestive or descriptive) and explicit (unconcealed) sexual content.

Short Measure

ITEMS:

1.How often did you unintentionally see a picture or a video with implicit sexual content when you browsed the Internet in the past month?
2.How often did you unintentionally see a picture or a video with explicit sexual content when you browsed the Internet in the past month?
3.How often did you unintentionally skim texts with implicit sexual content when you browsed the Internet in the past month?
4.How often did you unintentionally skim texts with explicit sexual content when you browsed the Internet in the past month?

Explicit content depicts sexual activities in unconcealed ways, including caption or description of genitals and of oral, anal, and vaginal penetration (eg, pornography) and implicit sexual content captions, describes, or suggests body exposure or nudity, sexual innuendo, and touching and kissing (eg, sexually connoted comics).

Response Options:
Never - 1
Once - 2
2-3 times - 3
4-5 times - 4
6 or more times - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

China

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Item scores are averaged to create a composite mean score. Items 1 and 3 can be averaged to create an implicit content exposure sub-scale and items 2 and 4 for the explicit content exposure sub-scale.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Zhang, J., & Jemmott, J. B., 3rd. (2015). Unintentional Exposure to Online Sexual Content and Sexual Behavior Intentions Among College Students in China. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 27(5), 561-571. https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539514562446

Pyschometric 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: 4.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

Low

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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