The Sex is Power Scale (SIPS) is a 12-item measure that is comprised of two subscales, one assessing one’s own feeling that sex can bring power and one assessing the belief that women in general use sex to gain power.
6-point Likert scale
Disagree strongly - 1
Agree strongly - 6
The mean of each subscale is calculated, ranging from 1-6.
Erchull, M. J., & Liss, M. (2013). Exploring the concept of perceived female sexual empowerment: Development and validation of the Sex is Power Scale. Gender Issues, 30(1-4), 39-53. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12147-013-9114-6
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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