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Scale of Economic Self-Efficacy

The Scale of Economic Self-Efficacy is a 10-item measure of an individual’s perceived ability to perform economic or financial tasks. Validation of the scale was done among a sample of female intimate partner violence survivors. Items were derived from the General Self-Efficacy scale (Schwarzer & Jerusalem, 1995) that measures an individual's competence to deal effectively with a variety of situations.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. I can always manage to solve difficult financial problems if I try hard enough.
2. If I have a financial problem, I can find ways to get what I need.
3. It is easy for me to stick to and accomplish my financial goals.
4. If I have a financial problem, I can find ways to get what I need.
5. When I am confronted with a financial problem, I can usually find several solutions.
6. No matter what financial problem comes my way, I’m usually able to handle it.
7. Thanks to my resourcefulness, I know how to handle unforeseen financial situations.
8. I can remain calm when facing financial difficulties because I can rely on my financial abilities.
9. I am confident that I could deal efficiently with unexpected financial events.
10. It is easy for me to stick to and accomplish my financial goals.

Response Options:
Strongly disagree - 1
Disagree - 2
Neutral - 3
Agree - 4
Strongly agree - 5

Scoring Procedures

Item scores are averaged to create the total scale score.

Original Citation

Hoge, G. L., Stylianou, A. M., Hetling, A., & Postmus, J. L. (2017). Developing and validating the Scale of Economic Self-Efficacy. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35(15-16), 3011-3033. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260517706761

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