Women's Sexual Decision-Making Autonomy

The Women's Sexual Decision-Making Autonomy Scale is a 4-item self-reported measure to capture women's attitudes towards refusing to have sex with the husbands in 4 different scenarios. The measure is borrowed from the Philippines Demographic and Health Survey (DHS).


Short Measure Warning Flag

ITEMS:

Husbands and wives do not always agree on everything. Please tell me if you think a wife is justified in refusing to have sex with her husband when:

1. She knows her husband has a sexually transmitted disease?
2. She knows her husband has sex with other women?
3. She has recently given birth?
4. She is tired or not in the mood?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2
Don't know - 8

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Philippines

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
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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