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Sexual Agency

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

Categories

Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

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

Scoring Procedures

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

Original 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

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Citation Frequency

Ease of Use 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

Ease of Use

Readability

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