Parent-adolescent Sexual Communication: Associations of Condom Use with Condom Discussions - measure of family sexual communication

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measure of family sexual communication


The Weighted Topics Measure of Family Sexual Communication (WTM) was developed to enable researchers to assess quickly and objectively the amount of communication about sexuality that has occurred between parents and their adolescent children.

This instrument was created to measure the frequency of communication about sexual matters between adolescents and either or both of their parents. It is a broad yet relatively brief measure that can be used by researchers and practitioners.

This study reports on the psychometric properties of a brief instrument that can be used in research or practice to measure the frequency of communication about sexual matters between parents and Author: Cheryl L Somers, Gary L. Canivez.

sexual communication (the Family Sexual Communication Scale) is one of the few multi- dimensional constructs of parent-child sexual communication and has only been tested in one other study—this study will provide another assessment of the scale in a different sample.