ERIC Number: EJ1095921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Validation of the Sexual Communication Self-Efficacy Scale
Quinn-Nilas, Christopher; Milhausen, Robin R.; Breuer, Rebecca; Bailey, Julia; Pavlou, Menelaos; DiClemente, Ralph J.; Wingood, Gina M.
Health Education & Behavior, v43 n2 p165-171 Apr 2016
This study assessed a newly developed Sexual Communication Self-Efficacy Scale designed to measure the sexual communication self-efficacy of adolescent men and women. Three-hundred and seventy-four U.K. adolescents completed this new scale, along with several other validity measures. Factor analysis revealed that the Sexual Communication Self-Efficacy Scale consisted of five underlying factors: contraception communication, positive sexual messages, negative sexual messages, sexual history, and condom negotiation. These factors demonstrated high internal consistency and presents evidence to support construct validity. This scale may have utility in assessing the effectiveness of interventions designed to enhance sexual communication and sexual health behaviors among young people.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rating Scales, Sexuality, Construct Validity, Attitude Measures, Factor Analysis, Factor Structure, Reliability, Readability, Intervention, Self Efficacy, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Contraception, Disease Control, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Incidence, Likert Scales, Focus Groups, Interviews, Readability Formulas, Maximum Likelihood Statistics
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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