Favorable Marriage Descriptive Norm

Favorable Marriage Descriptive Norm is an 8-item measure of descriptive norms related to adolescent girls' marriage. The measure examines aspects related to time, choice and agency of marriage for adolescent girls in the community.


ITEMS:

Most adolescent girls:
1. Marry before the age of 18 years
2. Marry after they turned 18 years
3. Have a say whether or not marry
4. Choose who they would marry
5. Chose when they would marry
6. Have the final decision over their decision to marry
7. Are abducted for marriage
8. Are most likely to talk to their parents before making decision to marry

Response Options:
Do not know - 0
Strongly unfavorable response - 1
Unfavorable response - 2
Favorable response - 3
Strongly favorable response - 4

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Ethiopia

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents

Scoring Procedures:

All responses are summed to calculate a final score between 0 and 32.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Berhane, Y., Worku, A., Tewahido, D., Fasil, N., Gulema, H., Tadesse, A. W., & Abdelmenan, S. (2019). Adolescent girls’ agency significantly correlates with favorable social norms in Ethiopia-Implications for improving sexual and reproductive health of young adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 64(4S), S52-S59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.12.018

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

MEDIUM
Total Score: 5.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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