Verification of Psychometric Abilities of the Questionnaire the Risky Sexual Behavior and Intimate Relations of Adolescents

Kristína Mydlová, Marta Vavrová


The study deals with the examination of the psychometric properties of the newly developed measuring instrument, the questionnaire of Risk behavior and the intimate relationships of adolescents. Content validity has been verified by exploratory factor analysis that has created factors such as promiscuous behavior, alcoholism, sexually transmitted disease and unprotected sex as part of risky sexual behavior. Factor analysis has highlighted the existence of protective factors of intimacy - social support, emotionality, confidential communication, mutual sharing of free time, and risk factors - impaired communication, aggression, jealousy and infidelity. Questionnaire reliability is provided by Cronbach’s alpha computation.


factor analysis; validity; reliability; risky sexual behaviour; intimate relationships

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