Women's Freedom of Movement

Women's Freedom of Movement is a 3-item measure that assesses restrictions on women’s physical movements.


Short Measure Multi-Country

ITEMS:

Do you have to ask your husband or a senior family member for permission to go to the
1. local market?
2. health center?
3. community center?

Response Options:
No - 1
Yes - 0

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

India
Malaysia
Philippines

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Items are summed to get the overall score.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Ghuman, S. J. (2003). Women’s autonomy and child survival: A comparison of muslims and non-muslims in four Asian countries. Demography, 40(3), 419-436. https://doi.org/10.1353/dem.2003.0021

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

MEDIUM
Total Score: 4.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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