The Sexual Dysfunction Attributions Scale (SDAS)

Stephenson, K. & Meston, C. M.

We adapted a validated scale assessing a wide range of attributions regarding relational conflict (the RAM) (Fincham & Bradbury, 1992) to focus specifically on attributions regarding impaired sexual function. Results suggested moderately reliable patterns of attributions regarding responsibility (e.g., self vs. partner), specificity to sexual activity, and the degree to which women could effectively address the causes of their difficulties.

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Stephenson, KR, & Meston CM (2016). Heterosexual women’s causal attributions regarding impairment in sexual function: Factor structure and associations with well-being. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45(8), 1989-2001. PDF (193 KB).