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Sexual Talk as Disrespectful

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

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

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

Scoring Procedures

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

Original 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

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