Partner Communication Self-Efficacy

Partner Communication Self-Efficacy is a 6-item measure of perceived difficulty of female respondents in talking with their male sexual partners about condom use and other sexual risk behaviors.


Warning Flag

ITEMS:

How hard is it for you to:
1. Ask how many sex partners he has had.
2. Ask if he is having sex with you and other women.
3. Ask if he has an STI.
4. Ask if he could use a condom.
5. Demand that he use a condom.
6. Refuse to have sex if he won't wear a condom.

Response Options:
4-point Likert scale
Very hard - 1
Very easy - 4

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Individual scores for each item are summed to create a single composite scale, with higher scores indicating higher partner communication self-efficacy.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Ritchwood, T. D., Penn, D. C., DiClemente, R. J., Rose, E. S., & Sales, J. M. (2014). Influence of sexual sensation-seeking on factors associated with risky sexual behaviour among African-American female adolescents. Sexual Health, 11(6), 540-546. https://doi.org/10.1071/SH14075

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: 1.50/8 Points (LOW) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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

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