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Female Sex Worker (FSW): Collective Agency

The Female Sex Worker (FSW): Collective Agency scale uses 4 items to measure the choice, control, and power that FSWs exercise to claim their rights (whether civil, political, economic, social or cultural) and to hold others accountable for these rights.

Categories

Geographies Tested: India

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

In the past 6 months, have you negotiated with or stood up against the following in order to help a fellow sex worker or to help fellow sex workers?

1. Police
2. Madam Broker
3. Local Goon
4. Client Regular partner Other partner

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 0

Scoring Procedures

Scale values are averaged and range from 0 to 1. The index score is further divided into two equal categories of collective agency: low (0-0.4999) and high (0.5-1).

Original Citation

Saggurti, N., Mishra, R. M., Proddutoor, L., Tucker, S., Kovvali, D., Parimi, P., & Wheeler, T. (2013). Community collectivization and its association with consistent condom use and STI treatment-seeking behaviors among female sex workers and high-risk men who have sex with men/transgenders in Andhra Pradesh, India. AIDS care, 25(sup1), S55-S66. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2012.749334

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Formative Research

Qualitative Research

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Field Expert Input

Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

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Construct

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