Pregnancy Fatalism

Pregnancy Fatalism is a single-item measure that captures women's degree of fatalism, or inevitability, of pregnancy in her life.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. It doesn't matter whether I use birth control, when it is my time to get pregnant, it will happen.

Response Options:
Five response categories ranging from “strongly agree” to “strongly disagree”

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Pregnancy Fatalism is constructed as a two-category measure (agree vs. neutral and disagree)

PRIMARY CITATION:

Jones, R. K. (2018). Is pregnancy fatalism normal? An attitudinal assessment among women trying to get pregnant and those not using contraception. Contraception, 98(4), 255-259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2018.05.015

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: 3.50/7 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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