Development and validation of the Adolescent Sexting Scale (A-SextS) with a spanish sample
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Development and validation of the Adolescent Sexting Scale (A-SextS) with a spanish sample

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Development and validation of the Adolescent Sexting Scale (A-SextS) with a spanish sample

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dc.contributor.author Molla Esparza, Cristian
dc.contributor.author Nájera, Pablo
dc.contributor.author López González, Emelina
dc.contributor.author Losilla, J.M.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-04-06T11:04:17Z
dc.date.available 2021-04-06T11:04:17Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/78534
dc.description.abstract 'Sexting' is generally defined as the exchange of sexual media content via the internet. However, research on this topic has underscored the need to seek greater consensus when considering different conceptual elements that make up this definition. The aim of this study was to develop and validate an instrument for measuring sexting among adolescents, in order to cover a gap identified in the previous literature. The Adolescent Sexting Scale (A-SextS for short) was developed for validation on a sample of 579 Spanish secondary school pupils between the ages of 11 and 18. Evidence for face, content, concurrent, and criterion validity were assessed. A comprehensive set of 64 items, covering six defining characteristics of sexting (e.g., actions, recipient, media format, degree of sexual explicitness), was constructed after conducting an extensive literature review, two discussion groups, and a pilot study. Sexting prevalence rates measured by A-SextS were mostly concurrent with those found in previous studies. A-SextS subscales produced statistically significant positive associations with pornography consumption and physical sexual intercourse. The study shows that A-SextS can be an integrating instrument that facilitates a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of adolescent sexting experiences, as well as the formulation of an operationalized definition of the practice of sexting.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 2020, vol. 17, num. 8042, p. 1-22
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Molla Esparza, Cristian Nájera, Pablo López González, Emelina Losilla, J.M. 2020 Development and validation of the Adolescent Sexting Scale (A-SextS) with a spanish sample International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health 17 8042 1 22
dc.subject Adolescents
dc.title Development and validation of the Adolescent Sexting Scale (A-SextS) with a spanish sample
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2021-04-06T11:04:18Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17218042
dc.identifier.idgrec 144421

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