Reproductive Coercion Scale

The Reproductive Coercion Scale is a 9-item self-reported measure of individual experiences of reproductive coercion, separated into two domains: Pregnancy Coercion and Condom Manipulation. The reproduction coercion scale captures both psychological and physical coercion.


ITEMS:

In the past 3 months, has someone you were dating or going out with:

Pregnancy Coercion
1. Told you not to use any birth control (like the pill, shot, ring, etc.)
2. Said he would leave you if you didn’t get pregnant
3. Told you he would have a baby with someone else if you didn’t get pregnant
4. Taken your birth control (like pills) away from you or kept you from going to the clinic to get birth control
5. Made you have sex without a condom so you would get pregnant
6. Hurt you physically because you did not agree to get pregnant

Condom Manipulation
7. Taken off the condom while you were having sex, so you would get pregnant
8. Put holes in the condom so you would get pregnant
9. Broken the condom on purpose while you were having sex so you would get pregnant

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

McCauley, H. L., Silverman, J. G., Jones, K. A., Tancredi, D. J., Decker, M. R., McCormick, M. C., Austin, S. B., Anderson, H. A., & Miller, E. (2017). Psychometric properties and refinement of the Reproductive Coercion Scale. Contraception, 95(3), 292-298. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2016.09.010

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: 4.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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