Cohesion of Adolescent Girls uses 13 items from the CARE Tipping Point Bangladesh baseline survey. The measure is an adaptation of the Neighborhood Cohesion Instrument (Buckner, 1998). It captures girls' belongingness, association and interactions with a group.
1. Overall, I am very attracted to this group
2. I feel like I belong to this group
3. The friendships and associations I have with other people in my group mean a lot to me
4. If the people in my group were planning something I'd think of it as something "we" were doing rather than "they" were doing
5. If I needed advice about something I could go to someone in my group
6. I think I agree with the most people in my group about what is important in life
7. I believe my group mates would help me in an emergency
8. I feel loyal to the people in my group
9. I borrow things and exchange favours with my group mates
10. I would be willing to work together with the others on something to improve my group
11. I like to think myself as similar to the people who are in this group
12. A feeling of fellowship runs deep between me and other people in this group
13. I regularly stop and talk with people in my group.
The scale’s total score ranges between 0 and 13 with higher score indicating greater cohesion.
Parvin, K., Nunna, T. T., Mamun, M. A., Talukder, A., Antu, J. F., Siddique, A. A., Kalra, S., Laterra, A., Sprinkel, A., Stefanik, L., & Naved, R. T. (2019). Tipping Point project: Report of the baseline study findings from Bangladesh. https://care.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Baseline-report_TP-_FINAL_March-30.pdf
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