The Virginity Beliefs Scale: Process Subscale is an 4 item measure that captures people's perception of virginity loss as part of a process by which people transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Geographies Tested: Canada
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
1. I felt that losing my virginity was an important step toward becoming a manwoman.
2. I felt losing my virginity was a step in the transition between adolescence and becoming an adult.
3. I saw my virginity loss as a natural step in my development.
4. I considered virginity loss to be an inevitable part of growing up.
7-point Likert scale with 1 indicating Strongly disagree, 4 indicating Neutral, and 7 indicating Strongly agree.
The average of the scores from all the items were taken to get the mean score.
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
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