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.
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?
Once in a while - 2
About half the time - 3
About 3/4th of the time - 4
Almost always - 5
Always - 6
Three items are averaged to create a single coercion scale.
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
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