Validation of the interpersonal exchange model of sexual satisfaction questionnaire in adults with a same-sex partner
Calvillo, Cristóbal | 2019-11-10
The Interpersonal Exchange Model of Sexual Satisfaction Questionnaire (IEMSSQ) is one of the few instruments that has been developed from a theoretical model and assess sexual satisfaction. In addition, it has been successfully validated in Spanish heterosexual population. The objective of this study is to adapt and examine its psychometric properties (reliability, evidence of validity, and measurement invariance across sexual orientation and sex) in homosexual adults in a relationship. Method: A sample of 1,820 adults, of whom 50% are homosexuals and 55% men, answered the Spanish version of the IEMSSQ. In addition, subjects with homosexual orientation answered the Massachusetts General Hospital-Sexual Functioning Questionnaire and the Dyadic Adjustment Scale. Results: When comparing by sex and sexual orientation, the IEMSSQ has a strict invariant structure. Its reliability is good, and the evidence of construct and concurrent validity is adequate. However, the components of equality are moderate. Conclusions: The IEMSSQ makes it possible to compare the sexual satisfaction between homosexual/heterosexual men and women, presenting good psychometric properties in homosexual population, constituting an useful instrument in the clinical and research field.