Data set of the paper "A proposal of a societal sexual double standard measure"
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A version of the Double Standard Scale (SDSS) is presented to assess the subjective perception of society's support for the Sexual Double Standard (SDS), a hetero-referred measure (SDSS-H). We examined its psychometric properties in a sample of Spanish heterosexual population of 1206 individuals (50% men), distributed across three groups (aged 18-34, 35-49, and 50 years, or older). We performed exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. The found version consists of 18 items distributed into three factors (Acceptance for Male Sexual Shyness, Acceptance for Female Sexual Freedom and Acceptance for Traditional Double Standard). A second-order factor structure was also adequate. Internal consistency, temporal stability and validity evidence are reported. This version of the SDSS is reliable and valid, and it assesses the perception of the societal sexual double standard. Its usefulness to improve the predictive validity of standardized scales that evaluate individual adhesion to SDS is discussed.