The purpose of the present linguistic validation is to provide a culturally and semantically appropriate Italian version of the Sex Fantasy Questionnaire (SFQ), as well as some preliminary results about its construct validity and internal consistency.
Material and methods
A linguistic validation based on a standardized procedure was performed. Then, a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was conducted to assess the fit of the proposed model and the internal consistency of each factor was provided. Overall, 498 cisgender heterosexual participants took part in the preliminary psychometric testing of the SFQ: 322 men (M age=32.67; S.D.=8.93) and 166 women. (M age=26.85; S.D. age=8.87).
Results from the CFA on the updated version of the SFQ revealed an acceptable but not ideal goodness of fit.
The Italian version of the SFQ should be used carefully. Indeed, given the short time needed for its administration, is its utilization could be helpful to develop and assess new and more valid questionnaires.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Sexual fantasies, Erotic imagery, Sexual thoughts, Erotic thoughts, Linguistic validation