Relative Autonomy Index- Nepal is a 9-item index measure of women's motivations for completing certain actions. This is a simplified and adapted version of the Relative Autonomy Index originally validated in Chad. The measure captured motivation for: working outside home, doing household chores, group participation, lack of work outside home, health seeking, and lack of group participation.
Geographies Tested: Nepal
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
Respondents are asked their motivation for the following domains:
A point is awarded to each "yes" response to either introjected or external regulation. The item "because you have to/you can't" is given a score of zero as it represents "amotivation".
Gram, L., Morrison, J., Sharma, N., Shrestha, B., Manandhar, D., Costello, A., Saville, N., & Skordis-Worrall, J. (2017). Validating an agency-based tool for measuring women's empowerment in a complex public health trial in Rural Nepal. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 18(1), 107-135. https://doi.org/10.1080/19452829.2016.1251403
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