Revised Mosher Guilt Inventory (RMGI)

For the next 114 questions‚ you are to rate your response on a 5 point scale from 1‚ which means not at all true of (for) me to 5‚ which means extremely true of (for) me.
I punish myself…
1.    very infrequently.
2.    when I do wrong and don’t get caught.
When anger builds up inside me…
3.    I let people know how I feel.
4.    I’m angry at myself.
“Dirty” jokes in mixed company …
5.    do not bother me.
6.    are something that make me very uncomfortable.
Masturbation …
7.     is wrong and will ruin you.
8.    helps one feel eased and relaxed.
I detest myself for…
9.     nothing‚ I love life.
10. for my sins and failures.
Sex relations before marriage …
11. should be permitted.
12. are wrong and immoral.
Sex relations before marriage ruin…
13. a happy couple.
14. are good in my opinion.
Unusual sex practices …
15. might be interesting.
16. don’t interest me.
When I have sexual dreams …
17. I sometimes wake up feeling excited.
18. I try to forget them.
After an outburst of anger…
19. I am sorry and say so.
20. I usually feel quite bitter.
When I was younger‚ fighting …
21. didn’t bother me.
22. never appealed to me.
Arguments leave me feeling …
23. depressed and disgusted.
24. elated at winning.
“Dirty” jokes in mixed company…
25. are in bad taste.
26. can be funny depending on the company.
I detest myself for …
27. nothing at present.
28. being so self-centered.
When someone swears at me …
29. I swear back.
30. it usually bothers me even if I don’t show it.
Petting …
31. I am sorry to say is becoming an accepted practice.
32. is an expression of affection which is satisfying.
When I was younger‚ fighting …
33. disgusted me.
34. was always a thrill.
Unusual sex practices …
35. are not so unusual.
36. don’t interest me.
After a childhood fight‚ I felt …
37. good if I won‚ bad otherwise.
38. hurt and alarmed.
After an argument …
39. I am sorry for my actions.
40. I feel mean.
Sex …
41. is good and enjoyable.
42. Sex should be saved for wedlock and childbearing.
After an outburst of anger …
43. I usually feel quite better.
44. I feel ridiculous and sorry that I showed my emotions.
After an argument …
45. I wish that I hadn’t argued.
46. I feel proud in victory‚ understanding in defeat.
I detest myself for …
47. nothing‚ I love life.
48. not being more nearly perfect.
A guilt conscience …
49. is worse than a sickness to me.
50. does not bother me too much.
“Dirty jokes” in mixed company …
51. are coarse to say the least.
52. are lots of fun.
When I have sexual desires …
53. I enjoy it like all healthy human beings.
54. I fight them for I must have complete control of my body.
After an argument …
55. I am disgusted that I allowed myself to become involved.
56. I usually feel better.
Obscene literature …
57. helps people become sexual partners.
58. should be freely published.
One should not …
59. lose his temper.
60. say “one should not”.
Unusual sex practices …
61. are unwise and lead only to trouble.
62. are all in how you look at it.
Unusual sex practices …
63. are OK as long as they’re heterosexual.
64. usually aren’t pleasurable because you have preconceived feelings about their being wrong.
I regret …
65. all of my sins.
66. getting caught‚ but nothing else.
Sex relations before marriage …
67. in my opinion‚ should not be practiced.
68. are practiced too much to be wrong.
After an outburst of anger …
69. my tensions are relieved.
70. I am jittery and all keyed up.
As a child‚ sex play …
71. is immature and ridiculous.
72. was indulged in.
I punish myself …
73. by denying myself a privilege.
74. for very few things.
Unusual sex practices
75.are dangerous to one’s health and mental condition.
76. are the business of those who carry them out and on one else’s.
Arguments leave me feeling …
77. depressed and disgusted.
78. proud‚ they are certainly worthwhile.
After an argument …
79. I am disgusted that I let myself become involved.
80. I feel happy if I won or still stick to my own views is I lose.
When I have sexual desires …
81. I attempt to repress them.
82. they are quite strong.
Petting …
83. is not a good practice until marriage.
84. is justified with love.
After a childhood fight‚ I felt …
85. as if I had done wrong.
86. like I was a hero.
Sex relations before marriage …
87. help people adjust.
88. should not be recommended.
If I robbed a bank …
89. I should get caught.
90. I would live like a king.
After an argument …
91. I am sorry and see no reason to stay mad.
92. I feel proud in victory and understanding in defeat.
Masturbation …
93. is wrong and a sin.
94. is a normal outlet for sexual cleanse.
After an argument …
95. I am sorry for my actions.
96. if I have won‚ I feel great.
When anger builds inside me …
97. I always express it.
98. I usually take it out on myself.
After a fight …
99. I feel relieved.
100.     I feel it should have been avoided for nothing was accomplished.
Masturbation …
101.     is all right.
102.     is a form of self-destructions.
Unusual sex practices …
103.     are awful and unthinkable.
104.     are all right if both partners agree.
I detest myself for …
105.      thoughts I sometimes have.
106.     nothing‚ and only rarely dislike myself.
If I had sexual relations I would feel …
107.     alright I think.
108.     I was being used not loved.
Arguments leave me feeling …
109.     exhausted.
110.     satisfied usually.
Masturbation …
111.     is all right.
112.     should not be practiced.
After an argument …
113.     it is best to apologize to clear the act.
114.     I usually feel good if I won.
 
 
Revised Mosher Guilt Inventory (RMGI) – Sex-Guilt Subscale
Adopted by:   Sobia F. Ali-Faisal.‚ (2014)
If there are situations you have not experienced then try to answer the questions thinking about how you would feel if they did happen.
“Dirty jokes” in mixed company…
1.    do not bother me.
2.    are something that make me very uncomfortable.
Masturbation…
3.    is wrong and will ruin you.
4.    helps one feel eased and relaxed.
Sex relations before marriage…
5.    should be permitted.
6.    are wrong and immoral.
Sex relations before marriage…
7.    ruin many a happy couple.
8.    are good in my opinion.
Unusual sexual practices (sexual practices which are uncommon)…
9.    might be interesting.
10.don’t interest me.
When I have sexual dreams (dreams with sexual content)…
11.I sometimes wake up feeling excited.
12.I try to forget them.
“Dirty jokes” in mixed company…
13. are in bad taste.
14. can be funny depending on the company.
Petting (a sexually stimulating caress of any or all parts of the body)…
15. I am sorry to say is an accepted practice.
16. is an expression of affection which is satisfying.
Unusual sexual practices (sexual practices which are uncommon)…
17. are not so unusual.
18. don’t interest me.
Sex…
19. is good and enjoyable.
20. should be saved for wedlock and childbearing.
“Dirty jokes” in mixed company…
21. are coarse to say the least.
22. are lots of fun.
When I have sexual desires…
23. I enjoy it like all healthy human beings.
24. I fight them for I must have complete control of my body.
Unusual sexual practices (sexual practices which are uncommon)…
25. are unwise and lead to trouble.
26. are all in how you look at it.
Unusual sexual practices (sexual practices which are uncommon)…
27. are ok as long as they are heterosexual.
28. usually aren’t pleasurable because you have preconceived feelings about their being wrong.
Sex relations before marriage…
29. in my opinion‚ should not be practiced.
30. are practiced too much to be wrong.
As a child‚ sex play (a child’s exploration of their own or friend’s private body parts – e.g.‚ “playing doctor”‚ sexual kissing‚ etc.)…
31. is immature and ridiculous.
32. was indulged in.
Unusual sexual practices (sexual practices which are uncommon)…
33. are dangerous to one’s health and mental condition.
34. are the business of those who carry them out and no one else’s
When I have sexual desires…
35. I attempt to repress them
36. they are quite strong.
Petting (a sexually stimulating caress of any or all parts of the body)…
37. is not a good practice until after marriage.
38. is justified with love.
Sex relations before marriage…
39. help people adjust.
40. should not be recommended.
Masturbation…
41. is wrong and a sin.
42. is a normal outlet for sexual desire.
Masturbation…
43. is alright.
44. is a form of self destruction.
Unusual sexual practices (sexual practices which are uncommon)…
45. are awful and unthinkable.
46. are alright if both partners agree.
If I had sexual relations‚ I would feel….
47. alright‚ I think.
48. I was being used not loved.
Masturbation…
49. is alright.
50. should not be practiced.
Talking about sex with friends of the same gender…
51. is perfectly acceptable.
52. should be completely avoided.
Talking about sex with mixed company…
53. is perfectly acceptable.
54. should be completely avoided.
Looking at pornographic materials….
55. is fine depending on the content of the pornographic materials.
56. is wrong and unacceptable under all circumstances.
Men and women shaking hands….
57. is normal and acceptable behaviour.
58. can lead to sexual thoughts and so should not be engaged in.
Looking up information on sex on your own…
59. is healthy and empowering.
60. can elicit sexual desires and so should not be done.
“Dirty jokes” in same gender company…
61. do not bother me.
62. are something that make me very uncomfortable.
“Dirty jokes” in same gender company…
63. are in bad taste.
64. can be funny depending on the company.
“Dirty jokes” in same gender company…
65. are coarse to say the least.
66. are lots of fun.
 
Morality-Conscience (alpha 0.92)‚ Hostility-Guilt (alpha 0.96) and Sex-Guilt (alpha0.97)
At “Sobia F. Ali-Faisal‚ 2014” Moral and acceptable sexual behaviours (alpha 0.947)‚ Unusual or private sexual behaviours (alpha 0.929)‚ Telling dirty jokes and talking about sex (alpha 0.94)
 
Not at All True of (for) Me 1 — 2 — 3 — 4 —5  Extremely True of (for) Me
At “Sobia F. Ali-Faisal‚ 2014”
Moral and acceptable sexual behaviours (items 3‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 8‚ 20‚ 27‚ 29‚ 30‚ 31‚ 37‚ 39‚ 40‚ 41‚ 43‚ 44‚ 49‚ 50‚ 53‚ 54‚ 55‚ 56‚ 57‚ and 58)‚ Unusual or private sexual behaviours (items 4‚ 9‚ 10‚ 11‚ 12‚ 16‚ 17‚ 18‚ 19‚ 23‚ 24‚ 25‚ 26‚ 28‚ 33‚ 34‚ 35‚ 36‚ 42‚ 45‚ 46‚ 47‚ 48‚ 59‚ and 60)‚ Telling dirty jokes and talking about sex (items 3‚ 4‚ 13‚ 14‚ 21‚ 22‚ 51‚ 61‚ 62‚ 63‚ 64‚ 65‚ and 66)
 
 

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