Interspousal Agreement and Communication

Interspousal Agreement and Communication is a 5-item measure of respondent's ability and experiences of talking about family planning, chosen from the Slow Fertility Transition Project in Egypt. Items include differing opinion on fertility/number of children and spousal communication on the number of children and use of family planning.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. If respondent does not want to have any more children: Do you think he [your husband] would like to have (a/another) child or would he prefer not to have any (more) children?

Response Options:
Have a (another) child - 1
No more/none - 2
Undecided or don't know - 8

2. Have you and your husband ever had different opinions about whether you should have another (a) children?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

3. Do you think your husband wants the same number of children that you want or does he want more or fewer than you want?

Response Options:
Same number - 1
More children - 2
Fewer children - 3
The number does not matter to him - 4
Don't know - 8

4. Have you talked with your husband about having another (a) child since we visited you last time?
5. Have you ever talked with your husband about his childbearing desires?

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

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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