Psychometric Properties of the Acoso Sexual en las Instituciones de Educación Superior Scale (ASIES) in an Ecuadorian Sample

Maria De La Paz Guarderas Albuja, María De Lourdes Larrea Castelo, Rodrigo Moreta Herrera, Carlos Marcelo Reyes Valenzuela, Diego Esteban Vaca Paredes, Daniela Acosta

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Sexual harassment has become increasingly common in Ecuador’s higher education centers. However, due to the lack of instruments that evaluate sexual harassment, the magnitude of this phenomenon in Ecuador is unknown. This research aims to analyze the construct validity and internal consistency reliability of a sexual harassment measurement scale in higher education institutions (ASIES). The instrument analyzes 21 behaviors related to sexual harassment. The sample consisted of 4,628 people. A descriptive analysis of the items, item-total correlation analysis, and both exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis are performed to test the internal structure of the scale. It was found that the 4-factor model and a second-order factor presented a better fit (CFI = .99, TLI = .99, SRMR = .075, and RMSEA = .018). The results confirm the four dimensions proposed.
Translated title of the contributionPropiedades Psicométricas de la Escala Acoso Sexual en las Instituciones de Educación Superior (ASIES) en una Muestra Ecuatoriana
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Psychological Research
Issue number16
StatePublished - 28 Apr 2023

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the Grant to research of the Plataforma por el Derecho a la Salud (Platform for the Right to Health), implemented by “Fundación Donum” with the support of the Belgian NGO Development Co-operation Fund-FOS and by Grant to Research Projects awarded by the “Universidad Politécnica Salesiana”.

Publisher Copyright:
Copyright: © 2023. International Journal of Psychological Research provides open access to all its contents under the terms of the license creative commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).


  • Higher education institutions
  • Reliability
  • Scale
  • Sexual harassment
  • Validation studies

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 111A Education


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