Indicators of Women's Condom Use: Economic Independence

Indicators of Women's Condom Use: Economic Independence is an 8-item measure of the extent to which respondents depend on their partners for financial help.


High Psychometric Score

ITEMS:

1. Employment status

Response Options:
Full-time
Part-time
Self-employed
Unemployed
Housewife/housework
Attending school
Retired
Subsistence farming

2. Does your boyfriend/husband support you?

Response Options:
Yes
No

3. How many children do you have?
4. If you have children, how many of them live with you?
5. If you have children, how many of them do you support?

Response Options:
[Number of children]

6. Does your partner live with you?

Response Options:
Yes
No

7. If you and your partner split up, would you find it more difficult to make ends meet?

Response Options:
Yes
No
Unsure

8. In the last year how often have your received money, gifts, food, or clothing in exchange for sex?

Response Options:
Always
Often
Sometimes
Rarely
Never

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Botswana

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Items were recoded into percentage rankings.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Greig, F. E., & Koopman, C. (2003). Multilevel analysis of women’s empowerment and HIV prevention: Quantitative survey results from a preliminary study in Botswana. AIDS and Behavior, 7(2), 195-208. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1023954526639

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

HIGH
Total Score: 6.00/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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