Virginity Beliefs Scale: Gift Subscale

The Virginity Beliefs Scale: Gift Subscale is a 10 item measure that captures people's perception of their virginities as a gift that is considered a prized possession.


ITEMS:

1. I felt in love with the person I lost my virginity to.
2. I chose the person I lost my virginity to with care.
3. It was important to me that my first time was romantic.
4. I believed I would stay in a relationship with the person I lost my virginity to for a long time.
5. I dated the person I lost my virginity to for a long time before we engaged in intercourse.
6. It was important to me that the circumstances under which I lost my virginity were perfect.
7. I planned my first time carefully.
8. I planned my virginity loss with my partner.
9. My virginity was a gift to my first partner.
10. The reason I did not lose my virginity earlier was because I had not found the right partner.

Response Options:
7-point Likert scale with 1 indicating Strongly disagree, 4 indicating Neutral, and 7 indicating Strongly agree.

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Canada

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

The average of the scores from all the items were taken to get the mean score.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Eriksson, J., & Humphreys, T. P. (2014). Development of the Virginity Beliefs Scale. Journal of Sex Research, 51(1), 107-120. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224499.2012.724475

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: 4.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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