Women’s Mobile Phone Handset Ownership

Women’s Mobile Phone Handset Ownership includes 9 items from a large 11-country survey of women’s mobile phone ownership. This measure asks women that currently own handsets how they acquired or selected the mobile device. The original questionnaire can be located here.

Multi-Country

ITEMS:

1. How many working handsets do you own (handset that you carry with you most of the day)?

Response Options:
___ Numeric (open-ended)

2. How did you get this handset?

Response Options:
I went to a shop and bought it - 1
A friend or relative went to a shop and bought it on my behalf - 2
It was a gift from my friend or relative - 3
A friend or relative gave it to me as it was a handset that they no longer needed - 4
It was given to me by my employer - 5
It was given to me by a local leader or community organization/group - 6
I received it as part of a subscription or service contract - 7
Other (please specify):____ - 97

3. Only if answered “2. A friend or relative went to a shop and bought it on my behalf” or “3. It was a gift from my friend or relative” or “4. A friend or relative gave it to me as it was a handset that they no longer needed” to previous question: Who gave you this handset or went to the shop on your behalf?

Response Options:
Spouse (husband or wife) - 1
My son - 2
My daughter - 3
My father/father-in-law - 4
My mother/mother-in-law - 5
Another male family member (brother, cousin, uncle…) - 6
Another female family member (sister, cousin, aunt…) - 7
A male friend (including neighbors) - 8
A female friend (including neighbors) - 9
Other (please specify):____ - 97

4. Did you have to pay for this handset?

Response Options:
Yes, I paid a fee or it was part of my overall subscription fee as a postpaid connection - 1
No, I bartered it against products and/or services - 2
No - 3

5. If “1. Yes, I paid a fee or it was part of my overall subscription fee as a postpaid” to previous question: Who paid for this handset?

Response Options:
My own money - 1
The general household budget - 2
My spouse (husband or wife) - 3
My son - 4
My daughter - 5
My father/father-in-law - 6
My mother/mother-in-law - 7
Another male family member (brother, cousin, uncle,…) - 8
Another female family member (sister, cousin, aunt,…) - 9
A male friend (including neighbors) - 1
0 A female friend (including neighbors) - 1
1 Other (please specify):____ -98

6. Only if answered “1. My own money” or “2. The general household budget” to previous question: Did you have to ask the permission to spend this money?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No – 2

7. What role, if any, did you play in selecting your handset?

Response Options:
The decision was made by another person(s) (without any input from me) - 1
I contributed my input, but another person(s) made the final decision - 2
I made the decision – 3

8. Which person was the most influential in making or helping you make the decision on your handset?

Response Options:
The dealer/shopkeeper - 1
Local leader or community organization/group - 2
My spouse (husband or wife) - 3
My son - 4
My daughter - 5
My father/father-in-law - 6
My mother/mother-in-law - 7
Another male family member (brother, cousin, uncle,…) - 8
Another female family member (sister, cousin, aunt,…) - 9
A male friend (including neighbors) - 1
0 A female friend (including neighbors) - 1
1 Nobody influenced my choice of handset - 1
2 Other (please specify):____ - 97

9. Who first taught you to use this handset?

Response Options:
I worked it out for myself - 1
My spouse (husband or wife) - 2
My son - 3
My daughter - 4
My father/father-in-law - 5
My mother/mother-in-law - 6
Another male family member (brother, cousin, uncle,…) - 7
Another female family member (sister, cousin, aunt,…) - 8
A male friend (including neighbors) - 9
A female friend (including neighbors) - 10
The dealer/the shopkeeper - 11
The call-centre of my mobile operator - 12
Local leader or community organization/group - 13
Other (please specify):____ - 97

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

China
Colombia
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Egypt
India
Indonesia
Jordan
Kenya
Mexico
Niger
Turkey

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Santosham, S. & Lindsey, D. (2015). Bridging the gender gap: Mobile access and usage in low- and middle-income countries. https://www.gsma.com/mobilefordevelopment/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Connected-Women-Gender-Gap.pdf

Pyschometric 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

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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