Adolescent Stigmatizing Attitudes, Beliefs and Actions (ASABA)

The Adolescent Stigmatizing Attitudes, Beliefs and Actions (ASABA) scale is an 18-item adaption of the [Stigmatizing Attitudes and Beliefs and Actions (SABA) scale, capturing stigma related to abortion among adolescents. The three dimensions assessed here are negative stereotypes, discrimination and exclusion, and potential contagion.

High Psychometric Score

ITEMS:

Stigmatizing Attitudes

1.A girl who has an induced abortion is committing a sin
2.Once a girl has one abortion, she will make it a habit
3.A girl who has an abortion cannot be trusted
4.A girl who has an abortion brings shame to her family
5.The health of a girl who has an abortion is never as good as it was before the abortion
6.A girl who has had an abortion might be a bad influence on other women
7.A girl who has an abortion will be a bad mother
8.A girl who has an abortion brings shame to her community

Exclusion and Discrimination

9.A girl who has had an abortion should be prohibited from going to religious services.
10.A girl who has had an abortion should be teased so that she will be ashamed about her decision.
11.A girl should be disgraced in my community if she has had an abortion.
12.A man should not marry a woman who has had an abortion.
13.A girl who has had an abortion should no longer be associated with me.
14.A girl who had an abortion should be pointed fingers at so that other people would know what she has done.
15.A girl who has an abortion should not be treated the same as everyone else.

Fear of Contagion

16.A girl who has had an abortion can make other people fall ill or get sick.
17.A girl who has had an abortion should be isolated from other people in the community for at least 4 weeks after having an abortion.
18.If a boy has sex with a girl who has had an abortion, he will most likely become infected with a disease.

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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Kenya

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Makenzius, M., McKinney, G., Oguttu, M., & Romild, U. (2019). Stigma related to contraceptive use and abortion in Kenya: scale development and validation. Reproductive Health, 16(1), 136. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12978-019-0799-1

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

HIGH
Total Score: 5.50/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

Low

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

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