Female Sex Worker (FSW): Collective Efficacy

Female Sex Worker (FSW): Collective Efficacy measure uses 4 items to assess the belief of FSWs in their power to work together to bring positive changes.

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ITEMS:

How confident are you that FSWs in your community can work together to achieve the following goals:

1. Keep each other safe from harm?
2. Increase condom use with clients?
3. Speak up for your rights?
4. Improve your lives?

Response Options:
Not at all - 1
Somewhat - 2
Very - 3
Completely confident - 4

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

India

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Item values are summed and index values range from 0 to 4. The index score is further divided into three equal categories of collective efficacy: low (1-1.999), medium (2-2.999) and high (3-4). The higher the score, the higher is the degree of confidence in collective efficacy to achieve specific goals.

PRIMARY 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

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

LOW
Total Score: 1.50/8 Points (LOW) 

Citation Frequency

High

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

Measure came from a peer-reviewed journal with a low impact score and/or inadequate information on psychometrics, but is an under-represented gender equality and empowerment construct

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