Development and validation of the physical disability sexual and body esteem scale

Taleporos, George and McCabe, Marita 2002, Development and validation of the physical disability sexual and body esteem scale, Sexuality and disability, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 159-176, doi: 10.1023/A:1021441631385.

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Title Development and validation of the physical disability sexual and body esteem scale
Author(s) Taleporos, George
McCabe, Marita
Journal name Sexuality and disability
Volume number 20
Issue number 3
Start page 159
End page 176
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2002-09
ISSN 0146-1044
Keyword(s) physical disability
body esteem
sexual esteem
development of scale
Summary The Physical Disability Sexual and Body Esteem (PDSBE) scale was developed to assess respondents' capacity to feel positive about their sexuality and their body while living with a physical impairment. The current paper presents four studies that were conducted to develop and assess the psychometric properties of the 10 item PDSBE scale. The first study was an exploratory factor analysis involving 348 participants with physical disabilities. The factors were: Sexual Esteem, Attractiveness to Others, and Body Esteem. The second study was a confirmatory factor analysis, with a total of 338 participants. This analysis confirmed the factor structure established in study 1. The third study revealed good test-retest reliability on a total of 47 participants with physical disabilities. The final study was conducted with 748 participants with physical disabilities and showed that the PDSBE had high reliability and good convergent and divergent validity. Mean scores showed that women scored significantly higher than men on the total PDSBE scale and on the Sexual Esteem and Attractiveness to Others subscales. Future applications for the PDSBE scale are discussed.
Language eng
DOI 10.1023/A:1021441631385
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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