From Friedrich et al. (2004):
ACSBI-S scores correlated with the three Sexual Concerns scales of the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSCC), the Adolescent Sexual Concerns Questionnaire Sexual Distress Scale (ASCQ), and the CBCL total and subscale scores.
Adolescents with a sexual abuse history had higher scores on the ASCBI-S total score and Sexual Knowledge/Interest, Sexual Risk/Misuse, and Fear/Discomfort scales compared to those without a history of abuse. Friedrich et al. (2004) examined the factor structure of the ACSBI using a
principal components analysis and an orthogonal varimax rotation. They identified 5 factors for both the parent and self-report version. For the ACSBI-S (self-report version), the factors accounted for 37.6% of the variance. Of the 45 items, 39 were included in the solution, as they had item loadings greater or equal to .30 on at least one scale.
Factors were labeled: 1) Sexual Knowledge/Interest, 2) Sexual Risk/Misuse, 3)Divergent Sexual Interest, 4) Concerns About Appearance, and 5)Fear/Discomfort. These are the same factors identified for the parent-report version (ACSBI-P).
From Wherry et al. (2009):
The primary goal of this study was to determine if the ACSBI conformed to the five-factor scale format that was initially used with the clinical sample (including those referred for sexual abuse evaluations. The principal components analyses found a different though similar set of factors. More specifically, the ACSBI scales reflected three of the five scales with similar items: Concerns about Appearance, Sexual Knowledge, and Sexual Deviance. The two factors that did not emerge included Sexual Risk-Taking and Fear/Discomfort. As noted, while the sample was similar, it did not include a sample of adolescents presenting for sexual abuse evaluations. While the number of items and factors was reduced, the three scales accounted for a greater percentage of the total variance (41.6%) than did the original Friedrich et. al. (2004) study (37.6%). Furthermore, these ACSBI-S factors demonstrated adequate reliability with alpha coefficients ranging from .61 to .75.