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A scale for the comparison of the sexual attitudes of adolescents and their parents.
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PMID:  22375637     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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We developed a 14-item Attitudes Toward Sexuality Scale (ATSS) to compare the sexual attitudes of early, middle, and late adolescents and their parents. One hundred forty-one adolescents between the ages of 12 and 20 and their parents completed a questionnaire consisting of the ATSS and demographic information. The Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient for the adolescents was .75, and for the parents it was .84. A principal components analysis revealed four major dimensions of the scale: a large General factor, Legality/Morality, Alternative Modes of Sexual Expression, and Individual Rights. The correlation pattern between the ATSS and subscales of the Sex Knowledge and Attitudes Test, as well as with certain demographic variables, supports the construct validity of the ATSS. This is, therefore, a scale which may be used for research in which the sexual attitudes of adults and adolescents of various ages are to be measured and compared.
Authors:
T D Fisher; R G Hall
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sex research     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0022-4499     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sex Res     Publication Date:  1988 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-03-01     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2014-04-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0062647     Medline TA:  J Sex Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  90-100     Citation Subset:  -    
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