Perceived Social Influence About Forced Sex

Perceived Social Influence About Forced Sex is a 14-item measure of the perceived beliefs of peers and friends regarding forced sex. Items ask whether friends and family would support boys forcing girls to have sex for several reasons such as to teach them a lesson or show them who the boss is.


Warning Flag

ITEMS:

1. Among my friends, boys force girls to have sex to teach them a lesson.
2. Among my peers, boys force girls to have sex so that they do what they’re told.
3. In my family, men sometimes force women to have sex to show who is boss.
4. In my family, men force women to have sex if the women do wrong.
5. My friends will support a boy who forces a girl to have sex to make her listen to him.
6. My peers will support a boy who forces a girl to have sex to make her listen to him.
7. My mother will support a boy who forces a girl to have sex to make her listen to him.
8. My father will support a boy who forces a girl to have sex to make her listen to him.
9. Other family members will support a boy who forces sex to make a girl listen to him.
10. My teachers will support a boy who forces a girl to have sex to make her listen to him.
11. Friends would not respect a boy if he doesn’t force his girlfriend to have sex if she does wrong.
12. Peers would not respect a boy if he doesn’t force his girlfriend to have sex if she does something wrong.
13. Boys encourage one another to force their girlfriends to have sex.
14. To be "one of the boys" boys have to be able to say that they have forced their girlfriends to have sex.

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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