Experience of Coercion or Pressure for Sex

Experience of Coercion or Pressure for Sex is a 3-item measure to understand expectations and pressures around sex from men and women. The measure is part of a cluster of measures to understand sexual style and experiences as tested in a longitudinal study among youth in the U.S.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

How often do you have sex for the following reasons?

1. How often does it happen because you are forced into it?
2. Because you are pressured into it?
3. Because it is expected of you?

Response Options:
Never-1
Once in a while - 2
About half the time - 3
About 3/4th of the time - 4
Almost always - 5
Always - 6

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Three items are averaged to create a single coercion scale.

PRIMARY CITATION:

McGuire, J. K., & Barber, B. L. (2010). A person-centered approach to the multifaceted nature of young adult sexual behavior. Journal of Sex Research, 47(4), 301-313. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224490903062266

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: 3.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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