The Sexual Communication Self-Efficacy Scale (SCSES) is a 20-item measure which assesses an adolescent's confidence in discussing sexual health topics, sexual pleasure topics, as well as sexual limits. It includes five factors: contraception communication, positive sexual messages, negative sexual messages, sexual history, and condom negotiation.
Geographies Tested: United Kingdom
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
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Item scores are averaged to create full scale and subscale scores.
Quinn-Nilas, C., Milhausen, R. R., Breuer, R., Bailey, J., Pavlou, M., DiClemente, R. J., & Wingood, G. M. (2016). Validation of the Sexual Communication Self-Efficacy Scale. Health Education & Behavior, 43(2), 165-171. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198115598986
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