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Favorable Marriage Injunctive Norm

Favorable Marriage Injunctive Norm is a 8-item measure of injunctive norms related to adolescent girls' marriage. The measure examines the respondents' perceptions regarding the marital expectations of parents, for adolescent girls, in the community .

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Geographies Tested: Ethiopia

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents

Items:

Parents expect adolescent girls:
1. To get married before the age of 18 years
2. To only marry after they turned 18 years
3. To have a say whether they want to marry or not
4. To choose when to marry
5. To choose who to marry
6. To make the final decision regarding their marriage
7. To be abducted if they do not accept a proposal from a suitor
8. To talk to them before making the 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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