Sexual Agency

Sexual Agency is a 3-item measure of a woman's perceived perception of relationship power and control.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. It's easy for me to say no if I don't want to have sex.
2. It's easy for him to take advantage of me.
3. Sometimes things just get out of control with him.

*Items are reverse scored

Response Options:
4-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 4

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

The mean of the 3 items is calculated for a final score ranging from 1-4.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Best, C., Tanner, A. E., Hensel, D. J., Fortenberry, J. D., & Zimet, G. D. (2014). Young women’s contraceptive microbicide preferences: Associations with contraceptive behavior and sexual relationship characteristics. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 46(1), 15-22. https://doi.org/10.1363/46E0114

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

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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