Perception of Control over Childbearing

Perception of Control over Childbearing is a 3-item measure capturing couple's agency for family planning. Items include perception of couple agency over choice of number of children, intersections with religious beliefs related to birth control and pressure from family and friends. Items are chosen from the Slow Fertility Transition Project in Egypt.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. Do you think a couple can take action to influence the number of children they have, or is this beyond their control?

Response Options:
Influence - 1
Beyond control - 2
Don't know

Now I would like to ask some more questions about having children. I just want your opinions. Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with each statement.
2. Birth control is an interference in God's affairs?
3. Because of pressures from family and friends, a person doesn't have enough choice over the number of children he/she wants to have?

Response Options:
Agree - 1
Disagree - 2
No opinion

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Egypt

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

El-Zeini, L. O. (2008). The path to replacement fertility in Egypt: Acceptance, preference, and achievement. Studies in Family Planning, 39(3), 161-176. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1728-4465.2008.164.x

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

LOW
Total Score: 2.50/8 Points (LOW) 

Citation Frequency

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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