Women's Household Decision-Making Autonomy

The Household Decision-Making Autonomy Scale is a 5-item self-reported measure to capture the respondent's day to day decision-making within the house such as food to be cooked, purchases and mobility. The measure is borrowed from the Philippines Demographic and Health Survey (DHS).


Short Measure Warning Flag

ITEMS:

Who in your family usually has the final say in the following decisions:

1. Your own health care?
2. Making large household purchases?
3. Making household purchases for daily needs?
4. Visits to family or relatives?
5. What food should be cooked each day?

Response Options:
Respondent - 1
Husband/Partner - 2
Respondent & Husband/Partner Jointly - 3
Someone else - 4
Respondent & Someone else jointly - 5
Decision not made/Not applicable - 6

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Philippines

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Abada, T., & Tenkorang, E. Y. (2012). Women's autonomy and unintended pregnancies in the Philippines. Journal of Biosocial Science, 44(6), 703-718. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021932012000120

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

LOW
Total Score: 2.00/8 Points (LOW) 

Citation Frequency

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

Measure came from a peer-reviewed journal with a low impact score and/or inadequate information on psychometrics, but is an under-represented gender equality and empowerment construct

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