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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.

Categories

Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

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

Scoring Procedures

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

Original 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

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