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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.

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Geographies Tested: Ethiopia

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents

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

Scoring Procedures

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

Original 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

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