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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151422
Type:
Presentation
Title:
An Initial Validation of an Instrument to Measure Sexual Readiness
Abstract:
An Initial Validation of an Instrument to Measure Sexual Readiness
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Mangels, Marlaine E., EdD, MS, BS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:State University of New York at Brockport
Title:Assistant Professor
As nations progress into the 21st century, many problems face our teenagers. One of the most serious is premature sexual intercourse and the consequences associated with early sexual activity. Adolescents face many challenges and decisions related to sexual behaviors, but when teenagers are prematurely involved in sexual relationships, there are many dangers and unfortunate outcomes such as pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.  The purpose of this study was to test an instrument created by Kirschenbaum (1998) entitled ?Are You Ready for Sex? A Personal Inventory?, for content and construct validity. This inventory includes five major categories and several questions related to  each category regarding sexual readiness. The readiness categories are: psychological; relationship; choice of a partner; knowledge about sex, risks and protection; and the ability to handle consequences. The hypothesis of this study was that higher levels of sexual readiness at the onset of sex will lead to more positive health outcomes.  To validate the content of this inventory, content experts in the sexuality field, researchers, educators, physicians and nurses who work with and teach adolescents were asked to review this inventory for use as a research instrument. In order to validate the instrument, a total of 268 students from two local colleges were asked to complete this questionnaire. These data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, internal consistency estimates, factor analysis and hypothesis testing. Each measure had significant findings and the hypothesis of this study was supported. This instrument begins to provide insight into outcomes related to sexual readiness and health and risk behaviors. This study also has implications for future education related to sexual readiness.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Initial Validation of an Instrument to Measure Sexual Readinessen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151422-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Initial Validation of an Instrument to Measure Sexual Readiness</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mangels, Marlaine E., EdD, MS, BS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">State University of New York at Brockport</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mmangels@brockport.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">As nations progress into the 21st century, many problems face our teenagers. One of the most serious is premature sexual intercourse and the consequences associated with early sexual activity.&nbsp;Adolescents face many challenges and decisions related to sexual behaviors, but when teenagers are prematurely involved in sexual relationships, there are many dangers and unfortunate outcomes such as pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.&nbsp; The purpose of this study was to test an instrument created by Kirschenbaum (1998) entitled ?Are You Ready for Sex? A Personal Inventory?, for content and construct validity. This inventory includes five major categories and several questions related to &nbsp;each category regarding sexual readiness. The readiness categories are: psychological; relationship; choice of a partner; knowledge about sex, risks and protection; and the ability to handle consequences. The hypothesis of this study was that higher levels of sexual readiness at the onset of sex will lead to more positive health outcomes.&nbsp; To validate the content of this inventory, content experts in the sexuality field, researchers, educators, physicians and nurses who work with and teach adolescents were asked to review this inventory for use as a research instrument.&nbsp;In order to validate the instrument, a total of 268 students from two local colleges were asked to complete this questionnaire.&nbsp;These data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, internal consistency estimates, factor analysis and hypothesis testing. Each measure had significant findings and the hypothesis of this study was supported. This instrument begins to provide insight into outcomes related to sexual readiness and health and risk behaviors. This study also has implications for future education related to sexual readiness.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:01:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:01:51Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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