Normative Beliefs About Multiple Sexual Partners

Normative Beliefs About Multiple Sexual Partners is a 5-item measure of the extent to which respondents believe that having multiple sexual partners is a sign of social status.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

People in my community believe:
1. Asking for ‘‘girls’’ in an entertainment is a sign of high social status.
2. Having a ‘‘second wife’’ is a sign of high social status for men.
3. Having multiple sexual partners is a sign of high social status for men.
4. Having a ‘‘second husband’’ is a sign of high social status for women.
5. Having multiple sexual partners is a sign of high social status for women.

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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

China

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

The item responses are summed, with final scores ranging from 5-25. Higher scores indicate a higher level of normative belief about linking multiple sexual partners to higher social status.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Li, L., Ding, Y. Y., Wu, Z., Rotheram-Borus, M. J., Guo, S., & NIMH Collaborative HIV.STD Prevention Trial Group (2011). Normative beliefs and sexual risk in China. AIDS Behavior, 15(6), 1251-1258. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-010-9835-4

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

LOW
Total Score: 2.50/8 Points (LOW) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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