International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine
Research and Clinical Center for Infertility, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences of Yazd
Vol. 16, No. 1, 2018, pp. 41-50
Bioline Code: rm18006
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Reproductive BioMedicine, Vol. 16, No. 1, 2018, pp. 41-50
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Development and psychometric evaluation of the sexual knowledge and attitudes scale for premarital couples (SKAS-PC): An exploratory mixed method study|
Sadat, Zohreh; Ghofranipour, Fazlollah; Azin, Seyed Ali; Montazeri, Ali; Goshtasebi, Azita; Bagheri, Azam & Barati, Elham
Background: Designing a valid and reliable questionnaire that allows a fair
evaluation of sexual knowledge and attitudes and develop a proper sexual
educational program is necessary.
Objective: The present study was designed to develop and psychometric evaluation
of the sexual knowledge and attitudes scale for premarital couples.
Materials and Methods: An exploratory mixed method study was conducted in two
phases; in the first, in order to develop a questionnaire an item pool was generated
on sexual knowledge and attitudes through focus group discussions and individual
interviews. In the second phase, the psychometric properties of the questionnaire
were examined. For this purpose, face validity, content validity as well as construct
validity were conducted. Reliability was assessed by the Cronbach’s alpha
coefficient to assess internal consistency and test-retest reliability.
Results: In the first phase an item pool with 88 questions was generated (sexual
knowledge 45 items and sexual attitudes 43 items). In the second phase, the number
of final items reduced to 33 and 34 items of sexual knowledge and sexual attitudes
respectively, through exploratory factor analysis (EFA). Five factors for sexual
knowledge and six factors for sexual attitudes identified by EFA. The Cronbach’s
alpha coefficient for two sections was 0.84 and 0.81 respectively. The test- retest
correlations for sexual knowledge and sexual attitude was 0.74 and 0.82
Conclusion: The findings suggest that the Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes Scale
for Premarital Couples is a valid and reliable instrument. Further studies are needed
to establish stronger psychometric properties for the questionnaire.
Sexual health; Knowledge; Attitudes; Psychometrics.
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