Sexual orientation is about whom you are romantically or sexually attracted to. You may be attracted to the opposite sex, the same sex, or both sexes. In some cases, you may be asexual, which means you might not have sexual attraction towards any gender.
DRD-SOT© is a 12-item assessment scale is designed to measure the sexual behavior. Please answer the following questions by selecting how much you agree with each of the statements below.
DRD-SOT© has adopted Scale Validation Research for the validation of the scale, and as an online assessment tool, we do not store user data for any research and validation. DRD-SOT© may provide insights but cannot provide definitive determinations of sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is a personal aspect of one’s identity.
Every individual has their own sexual preferences, interests, and feelings, and these cannot be fully measured with just a tool. Understanding the sexual fantasies and desires of individuals can be challenging, so experts are continuously studying the psychological and biological patterns related to sexual orientation.
Alfred Kinsey was an American sexologist who proposed the concept of heterosexuality and homosexuality this led to the development of the Kinsey scale which is also known as the heterosexual and homosexual rating scale. The purpose of the scale was to measure the homosexual and heterosexual behavior of the individual. We can say that Alfred Kinsey contributed a lot of things to the research. Still, many experts believe that sexual orientation is not just about how exclusively heterosexual or homosexual you are. Still, there are other sexual orientations that need to be addressed such as bisexual and asexual.
The development and validation of the DRD-SOT© is a part of research which was published by Deen Mohd in 2015 as a psychology student and in the early phase the purpose of the test was to understand the sexual behavior of an individual. The developed sexual orientation scale with 22 items was administered on group of 20 people with age ranging from 20 to 30. The participants have found a high accuracy by test and retest results, thus the scale was found to be highly correlated and dependable. The scale was sent to some psychologists for further research in 2018, and it resulted in some major changes, including the removal of 10 statements. The revised scale was then made available for public use.