Chinese version of aging sexual knowledge and attitudes scale

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Background. This study examines the measurement properties and factor structure of the Chinese version of the Aging Sexual Knowledge and Attitudes Scale (ASKAS) for use in social work students. Method. 204 social work students completed a questionnaire consisting of the ASKAS, the Kogan Attitude Toward Old People (KAOP) Scale, and the open-mindedness subscale of the Multicultural Personality Questionnaire (MPQ). Results. The ASKAS knowledge subscale had good known-group validity in differentiating students with different elderly-related training and work experience. The ASKAS attitude subscale correlated with the KAOP Scale and the open-mindedness subscale of the MPQ. The Cronbach's alpha was 0.85 for both of knowledge and attitude subscales. A 2-factor structure was identified in the ASKAS, consistent with the knowledge and attitude subscales. Conclusions. The Chinese version of the ASKAS is a valid and reliable instrument for assessing knowledge of and attitudes toward sexuality in an elderly Chinese population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-84
Number of pages7
JournalAsian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Aged
  • Asian continental ancestry group
  • Attitude of health personnel
  • Sexuality
  • Social work
  • Validation studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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