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Dyadic sexual communication scale: psychometrics properties and translation of the Persian version

(2020) Dyadic sexual communication scale: psychometrics properties and translation of the Persian version. Sexual and Relationship Therapy. pp. 103-114. ISSN 14681994 (ISSN)

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Sexual adjustment along with balance and moderation in sexual relationships are regarded as major factors contributing to a happy and successful married life. Valid and reliable instruments, such as the Dyadic Sexual Communication Scale (DSC), are used as a means to investigate dyadic sexual communications. The present study aimed at translating, assessing the psychometric properties, and validating the Persian version of the Dyadic Sexual Communication Scale. In this methodological study, the DSC Scale was “forward-backward” translated. After consulting the experts and couples, the content and face validity of the scale were determined qualitatively. The final version of the scale was completed by 300 married respondents residing in the city of Rasht chosen via convenience sampling. The reliability of the scale was assessed using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient and test-retest method. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis were conducted to determine the validity of the scale. Cronbach’s alpha for all items was calculated as 0.814. The Sample size was calculated using KMO sampling adequacy test as 0.802. Some of the fit indices of factor analysis indicated that the two-factor model has best fit the data. Psychometric properties of the Persian version of the DSC Scale indicate a high level of reliability and validity and its applicability in Iran. © 2018, © 2018 College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: psychometrics reliability sexual communications Validity adult article confirmatory factor analysis convenience sample Cronbach alpha coefficient face validity female human human experiment human tissue Iran language major clinical study male married person psychometry sample size
Page Range: pp. 103-114
Journal or Publication Title: Sexual and Relationship Therapy
Journal Index: Scopus
Volume: 35
Number: 1
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ISSN: 14681994 (ISSN)
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی

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