The aim of this study is to develop a valid scale to measure the
construct of the sexual-moral attitudes of Chinese college students. Based on
open questionnaire investigation, in-depth interviews, exploratory factor
analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, the 20-item Sexual-Moral Attitudes
Scale (SMAS) was developed and emerged with good psychometric properties. The
multi-hierarchy and multi-dimension construct was confirmed. It can be
concluded that contemporary Chinese college students has two moral criteria
systems to regulate their sexual behaviors. The first one is the Basic Sexual-Moral Principles, which
includes two first-hierarchy dimensions as Sense
of Responsibility and Sense of Ethics;
the second one is Strict Sexual-Moral
Principles, which includes three first-hierarchy dimensions as Being in Love, Chastity and Fidelity.
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Zhou, Y. , Zeng, W. & Hu, Y. (2014). Sexual-Moral Attitudes of Chinese College Students: Two Moral Criteria Systems?. Psychology, 5,
116-118. doi: 10.4236/psych.2014.52018
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