Sexual Talk as Disrespectful

Sexual Talk as Disrespectful is a 4-item measure of acceptability and respectability regarding discussions about sex between young people.


High Psychometric ScoreShort Measure

ITEMS:

1. Is it okay for a girl to talk about sex with a guy:*

a. When they know each other but aren’t dating?
b. When they first start dating?
c. When they’ve been dating for a while but haven’t had sex with each other?
d. When they’re about to have sex?
e. When they’ve already had sex?
f. When they’re married?

2. Is it insulting for a guy to talk about sex with a girl: (a–f)
3. Will a guy lose respect for a girl if she talks about sex: (a–f)
4. Is it disrespectful for a guy to talk about sex with a girl: (a–f)

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 0

*Item is reverse scored

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Subitems are summed to obtain item scores from 0-6. Item scores are then averaged to create the total scale score.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Deardorff, J., Tschann, J. M., & Flores, E. (2008). Sexual values among Latino youth: measurement development using a culturally based approach. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14(2), 138-146. https://doi.org/10.1037/1099-9809.14.2.138

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

HIGH
Total Score: 6.50/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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