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.
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.
4-point Likert scale
Very hard - 1
Very easy - 4
Individual scores for each item are summed to create a single composite scale, with higher scores indicating higher partner communication self-efficacy.
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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Field Expert Input
Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing
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