Sexual Conflicts

Sexual Conflicts is a 9-item measure of respondents' level of disagreements and tension between relationship partners about sex.


ITEMS:

1. My partner wants sex a lot more than I want it.
2. Sometimes I wish my partner would just leave me alone sexually.
3. I don't initiate because my partner doesn't give me a chance to.
4. I'm not interested in sex so much as my partner is.
5. It has to be my partner's way or no way when it comes to sex.
6. It's really hard for me to say what I want sexually.
7. When I initiate sex, it hurts my partner's feelings.
8. I won't initiate sex because I get rejected.
9. I often say 'no' when my partner wants to try new things.

Response Options:
6-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 6

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

The mean of the item scores is calculated for the total measure score. Higher scores indicate greater greater discord in the sexual relationship.

PRIMARY CITATION:

O’Sullivan, L. F., Hoffman, S., Harrison, A., & Dolezal, C. (2006). Men, multiple sexual partners, and young adults’ sexual relationships: Understanding the role of gender in the study of risk. Journal of Urban Health, 83(4), 695-708. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-006-9062-5

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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