Beliefs About Forced Sex

Beliefs About Forced Sex is a 13-item measure of an individual's beliefs regarding forced sex, covering nine advantages and four disadvantages associated with forced sex.


Warning Flag

ITEMS:

1. Lets boys show that they really love their partner.
2. Helps boys to satisfy their sexual urge.
3. Allows boys to show that they are real men.
4. Is a good way to discipline a woman.
5. This is a man’s right when he has a girlfriend.
6. Is justified because girls do not listen well to a boy’s need to have sex.
7. This is not a problem if a girl visits a boy at his home.
8. This is not a problem if a girl is dressed sexy.
9. This is not a problem if the girl is financially dependent on the boy.
10. For a boy to force a girl to have sex is wrong.
11. If a boy forces a girl to have sex, he is a rapist.
12. The boy may get arrested as it is against the law.
13. The boy may have to go to jail.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

South Africa

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

De Vries, H., Eggers, S. M., Jinabhai, C., Meyer-Weitz, A., Sathiparsad, R., & Taylor, M. (2014). Adolescents’ beliefs about forced sex in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43(6), 1087-1095. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-014-0280-8

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

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

Measure came from a peer-reviewed journal with a low impact score and/or inadequate information on psychometrics, but is an under-represented gender equality and empowerment construct

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