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Table 1 Overview of the scale measures

From: The psychosocial determinants of the intention to avoid sexual engagement when intoxicated among young men in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Measures and example items Number of items Min Score Max Score Cronbach’s Alpha (α)/Pearson’s r
Attitudes towards behaving as a responsible man. 2 1 5 .59
- A responsible man is someone who has to discipline his wife/partner when necessary using physical force
- A responsible man is someone who forces himself on his partner when they do not feel like having sex
Subjective norms towards behaving as a responsible man. 2 1 5 .73
- Most of your community members think that a responsible man is someone who has to discipline his wife/partner when necessary using physical force.
- Most men I know think that a responsible man is someone who has to discipline his wife/partner when necessary using physical force.
Perceived Behavioural Control towards behaving as a responsible man. 2 1 5 .42
- How confident are you that you will be able to look after your partner’s wellbeing?
- How confident are you that you will be able to support your partner and children financially?
Intentions towards behaving as a responsible man. 1 1 5 -
- I intend to discipline my wife/partner when necessary using physical force in the next 3 months
Attitudes towards reducing overall alcohol and drug intake 6 1 5 .84
-Reducing overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months is something that is wise
-Reducing overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months is something that is pleasant
-Reducing overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months is something that is good
-Reducing overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months is something that is valuable
-Reducing overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months is something that is safe
-Reducing overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months is something that is natural
Subjective Norms towards reducing overall alcohol and drug intake 5 1 5 .84
-Most people who are important to me think that reducing overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months is a good thing
-Most men who are important to me think that reducing overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months is a good thing
-Most of my peers who are important to me think that reducing overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months is a good thing
-Most community members who are important to me think that reducing overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months is a good thing
-Most family members who are important to me think that reducing overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months is a good thing
Perceived Behavioural Control towards reducing overall alcohol and drug intake 3 1 5 .66
-For me to reduce overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months is possible
- If I wanted to reduce overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months I could do it with ease
- How much control do you believe you have in reducing overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months
Intentions towards reducing overall alcohol and drug intake 6 1 5 .93
-I intend to reduce overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months
-I intend to reduce overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months even if I am offered free alcohol and/or drugs
-I intend to reduce overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months even if people are calling me derogatory names
-I intend to reduce overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months even if i acquire material wealth
-I intend to reduce overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months even if my friends dare me
-I intend to reduce overall drug and alcohol intake to only 1 day a week in the next 3 months even if my drinking partners dare me
Attitudes towards avoiding sex when you are intoxicated 5 1 5 .91
-Avoiding engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is something that is wise
-Avoiding engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is something that is pleasant
-Avoiding engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is something that is good
-Avoiding engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is something that is valuable
-Avoiding engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is something that is safe
Subjective Norms towards avoiding sex when you are intoxicated 5 1 5 .84
-Most people who are important to me think that avoiding engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is a good thing
-Most men who are important to me think that avoiding engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is a good thing
-Most of my peers who are important to me think that avoiding engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is a good thing
-Most community members who are important to me think that avoiding engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is a good thing
-Most family members who are important to me think that avoiding engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is a good thing
Perceived Behavioural Control towards avoiding sex when you are intoxicated 3 1 5 .66
- For me to avoid engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is possible
- If I wanted to avoid engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months I could do it with ease
- How much control do you believe you have in avoid engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months
Intentions towards avoiding sex when you are intoxicated 6 1 5 .92
- I intend to avoid engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months
- I intend to avoid engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months even if I am offered free alcohol and/or drugs
- I intend to avoid engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months even if people are calling me derogatory names
- I intend to avoid engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months even if I acquire material wealth
- I intend to avoid engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months even if my friends dare me
- I intend to avoid engaging in sex when under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months even if my drinking partners dare me
Attitudes towards avoiding sex with people who are intoxicated 5 1 5 .94
-Avoiding engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is something that is wise
-Avoiding engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is something that is pleasant
-Avoiding engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is something that is good
-Avoiding engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is something that is valuable
-Avoiding engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is something that is safe
Subjective Norms towards avoiding sex with people who are intoxicated 5 1 5 .88
-Most people who are important to me think that avoiding engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is a good thing
-Most men who are important to me think that avoiding engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is a good thing
-Most of my peers who are important to me think that avoiding engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is a good thing
-Most community members who are important to me think that avoiding engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is a good thing
-Most family members who are important to me think that avoiding engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is a good thing
Perceived Behavioural Control towards avoiding sex with people who are intoxicated 3 1 5 .79
- For me to avoid engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months is possible
- If I wanted to avoid engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of alcohol in the next 3 months I could do it with ease
- How much control do you believe you have in avoid engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of alcohol in the next 3 months
Intentions towards avoiding sex with people who are intoxicated 6 1 5 .93
- I intend to avoid engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months
- I intend to avoid engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months even if I am offered free alcohol and/or drugs
- I intend to avoid engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months even if people are calling me derogatory names
- I intend to avoid engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months even if I acquire material wealth
- I intend to avoid engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months even if my friends dare me
- I intend to avoid engaging in sex with people who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol in the next 3 months even if my drinking partners dare me