Egalitarian Sexual Scripts

Egalitarian Sexual Scripts is a 4-item measure to assess beliefs in the value of shared sexual scripts for men and women.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. I wish we both initiated sex equally.
2. A girlfriend should tell her boyfriend what she likes and doesn’t like.
3. We are both free to say if we don’t want sex.
4. It is very important that a woman be as happy as a man in a relationship.

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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

South Africa

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Harrison, A., O’Sullivan, L. F., Hoffman, S., Dolezal, C., & Morrell, R. (2006). Gender role and relationship norms among young adults in South Africa: Measuring the context of masculinity and HIV risk. Journal of Urban Health, 83(4), 709-722. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-006-9077-y

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: 5.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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