Sexual Self-Acceptance

Sexual Self-Acceptance is a 10-item measure that captures youths' feelings of guilt or shame in having sex or sexual feelings. The first two items are derived from the Sexual Self-Concept Scale (Winter, 1998).


High Psychometric ScoreShort Measure

ITEMS:

1. Do you feel guilty about having sex?*
2. Do you think it’s okay for you to have sex?
3. Do you think it’s wrong for you to have sex?*
4. Do you feel guilty about having sexual feelings?*
5. Do you feel that having sex is embarrassing?*

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Not at all - 1
Very much - 5

*Items are reverse scored

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: 5.50/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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