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Tipping Point Survey-Bangladesh: Justification of Girls' Beating

Justification of girls beating uses 9 items for adults and 8 items for adolescent girls from the CARE Tipping Point Bangladesh baseline survey to measure attitudes towards justifying physical chastisement of the girl. Items reflect scenarios where girl-beating will be perceived as justified.

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Geographies Tested: Bangladesh

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

1. A girl deserves to be beaten when she talks to a boy
2. A girl deserves to be beaten when she goes out to play
3. A girl deserves to be beaten when she stays out late
4. A girl deserves to be beaten when she doesn't help in household chores
5. A girl deserves to be beaten when she doesn't complete her homework*
6. A girl deserves to be beaten when she doesn't obey elders
7. A girl deserves to be beaten when she fights with others in class
8. A girl deserves to be beaten when she fights with brothers and sisters
9. A girl deserves to be beaten if she replies back when harassed by boys

Response Options (adolescents, 12-15 years):
Disagree
Agree

Response Options (adults, 25 years and older):
Strongly Disagree
Disagree
Agree
Strongly Agree

*This item is only asked of adults

Scoring Procedures

Score of the scale ranges from 0 – 8 among adolescent girls and 0-27 among adult community members due to differences in the response options. Higher score indicates high endorsement of girl beating.

Original Citation

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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