Adaptation and Validation of the Brief Sexuality Scale in Colombian and Spanish Populations Academic Article


  • The Sexuality Scale is an instrument which evaluates what people think and how theyfeel about their own sexuality through three components: Sexual Self-Esteem, SexualDepression and Sexual Preoccupation. Given the clinical implications and impact on sexualhealth after having demonstrated its relationship with various components of sexuality,and the little research on the last two components of the scale, this study undertook totranslate, adapt and validate the brief version of the Sexuality Scale in a sample of 1167Spanish and Colombian men and women. Two versions of the instrument were obtained-one for each country. In both versions, the results indicate high levels of reliabilityand adequate psychometric properties of the items. Configural invariance confirmed thethree-dimensional structure of the scale for the two versions. The correlations with scalesthat evaluate various aspects of sexuality confirm adequate levels of concurrent validity.The scales may have important implications for evaluation and intervention of variousdimensions of sexual behavior.

publication date

  • 2016/1/1


  • 16


  • Depression
  • Population
  • Psychometrics
  • Reproductive Health
  • Research
  • Self Concept
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Sexuality

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1577-7057

start page

  • 343

end page

  • 356