Brief report: Expanding the brief sexual attitudes scale

Claire Kimberly, Ronald Werner-Wilson, Zachary Motes

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The Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale (BSAS) is a 23-item condensed version of the Sexual Attitudes Scale that was developed in response to concerns about the psychometric properties of measure as well as colleagues' requests for a shorter instrument (Braun-Courville and Rojas Journal of Adolescent Health 45:156-162, 2009; Hendrick and Hendrick The Journal of Sex Research 23:502-526, 1987, Social and Personal Relationships 23:881-899, 2006). Even though it is relatively new, the BSAS may contribute to policy-making because it can be used to assess changes in sexual behavior associated with interventions. The purpose of the present brief report is to contribute to the assessment of the scale's validity. This was done by comparing results of the current study, conducted in 2011, to the results from the original measurement. Results both challenged and supported the validity of the BSAS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-93
Number of pages6
JournalSexuality Research and Social Policy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2014


  • Brief sexual attitudes scale
  • Hendrick and Hendrick
  • Measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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