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Terapia psicológica

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SIERRA, Juan Carlos et al. A Psychometric Study of The Hurlbert Index of Sexual Assertiveness in Hispanic Women. Ter Psicol [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.1, pp.117-123. ISSN 0718-4808.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082008000100010.

Sexual assertiveness is a crucial factor in sexual health which requires instruments with adequate scientific guarantees for its assessment. In this instrumental study some of the psychometric properties of Hurlbert Index of Sexual Assertiveness (HISA) were analyzed in two samples of Hispanic women (230 Spanish and 300 Salvadorian) from the general population, with ages between 17 and 70 years oíd, who maintained a relationship with a heterosexual partner for at least three months. The results indícate that HISA is a one-dimensional measure of sexual assertiveness which presents very similar factorial structure in both samples, and ínternal consistency valúes around 0.90 which makes evident its transcultural stability. Additionally, the punctuations from HISA correlate significantly with erotophilia and self-esteem which indicares the validity of the measures of the Spanish versión of the ínstrument. The relevance of HISA in assessment of sexual assertiveness in Hispanic population is discussed.

Keywords : Sexual assertiveness; HISA; reliability; validity.

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