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Validation of Hypersexual Disorder Screening Inventory


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Buljan, Ivan. (2015). Validation of Hypersexual Disorder Screening Inventory. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Jurin, Tanja].

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Hypersexual Disorder Screening Inventory (HDSI; Parsons et. al., 2014) is an instrument that measures consequences of hypersexual disorder, created on the bases of criteria by which hypersexual disorder should have been included in DSM-V as an independent disorder. Only two validations of this questionnaire and only in male samples were conducted. The goal of this research was to examine psychometrical characteristics of HDSI in Croatian population, in samples of heterosexual and non-heterosexual females and males. The reliability was satisfactory. To examine the factor structure we conducted a factor analysis with principal axis factoring method. In male heterosexual sample and in female heterosexual and non- heterosexual group we found two related factors, which indicates the existence of a general factor. In male non-heterosexual sub-sample we found only one factor after the first factor analysis. The results show low to moderate correlations with measures of mental health. Also, HDSI showed a weak relation with self-assessed sexual addiction, the average number of orgasms during one week, and with the measure of sexual desire. HDSI highly positively correlated with Hypersexual Behavior Consequences Scale. Considering that this is the first validation of HDSI which included women, it is recommended to continue research in female population.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: hypersexuality, Hypersexual Disorder Screening Inventory, psychometric characteristics, factor structure
Subjects: Psychology > Psihometrija
Psychology > Zdravstvena psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Jurin, Tanja
Date Deposited: 16 May 2016 12:14
Last Modified: 16 May 2016 12:14

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