Why Humans Have Sex: Development and Psychometric Assessment of a Short-Form Version of the YSEX? Instrument

  title={Why Humans Have Sex: Development and Psychometric Assessment of a Short-Form Version of the YSEX? Instrument},
  author={Cindy M. Meston and Chelsea D. Kilimnik and Bridget K. Freihart and David M. Buss},
  journal={Journal of Sex \& Marital Therapy},
  pages={141 - 159}
Abstract Research has documented 237 distinct reasons for engaging in sex, which have been clustered into the 141-item, 13 subscale YSEX? instrument. Although the YSEX? has impressive psychometric properties, the required completion time is a barrier to its use in time-constrained contexts. The current studies develop and validate a short-form version of the instrument. The new 28-item, 14 subscale YSEX?-SF demonstrates acceptable model fit and good internal-reliability, with evidence for cross… 

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