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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.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

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 34th of the time - 4
Almost always - 5
Always - 6

Scoring Procedures

Three items are averaged to create a single coercion scale.

Original 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

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