Children's Awareness of Scary Secrets Questionnaire (CASSQ)

Children's Awareness of Scary Secrets Questionnaire (CASSQ) is a 6-item, self-reported measure that aims to assess the child's ability to distinguish between secrets that are okay (e.g. a surprise) from secrets that are not okay to keep (e.g. being asked to touch someone’s private parts for money).


ITEMS:

1. You know the details of a cartoon movie but your friend does not because he has not seen the movie.
2. Someone approaches you at the park and asks you to touch his or her private parts in exchange for money.
3. Your cousin plays a body checkup with you and looks at or touches your private parts.
4. While playing hide-and-seek, you know where people are hiding.
5. You know the surprise birthday gift for your mother.
6. Your classmates pulled your pants down on purpose during the 10-minute break between classes.

Response Options:
Okay secrets
Not okay secrets

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Taiwan

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Children

Scoring Procedures:

Statements are either okay or not okay. If the respondent chooses the correct option, they receive 1 point. Scores of the 6 statements are summed and range from 0 to 6.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Chen, Y. C., Fortson, B. L., & Tseng, K. W. (2012). Pilot evaluation of a sexual abuse prevention program for Taiwanese children. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 21(6), 621-645. https://doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2012.726699

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: 4.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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