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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.

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Geographies Tested: South Africa

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents

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

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Not Applicable

Original 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

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