Female Virginity as Important

Female Virginity as Important a 3-item measure of attitudes toward female abstinence and sexual experiences before marriage among Latino youth. One item also gauges perceptions of acceptability for girls to initiate romantic interest towards guys.


High Psychometric ScoreShort Measure

ITEMS:

1. Do you think it’s okay for girls to have sex before they are in a serious relationship?
2. Do you think it’s okay for girls to have sex before marriage?
3. Do you think it’s okay for girls to make the first move with a guy?

Response Options:
4-point Likert scale
Definitely yes - 1
Definitely no - 4

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Item scores are 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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