The Global Early Adolescent Study includes a measure of Parental Expectations. This measure includes 4-items that ask parents their views on how much education they want their child to complete, and whether or not they would approve of their child dating. The Global Early Adolescent Study is a multi-country study focused on elucidating the factors that promote sexual and reproductive health and risk factors associated with poor outcomes among early adolescents.
Short Measure Multi-Country
If you ARE the child’s primary caregiver:
1. How much school do you want the child to complete? 2. How much school does the child’s primary caregiver want the child to complete?
Response Options* [Insert site-specific response options] Don’t know Refuse to answer
If you ARE NOT the child’s primary caregiver AND you have indicated that the child has a primary caregiver, whether they live in the home or not:
3. How much do you approve of the child having a girlfriend or boyfriend at this time in his or her life? 4. How much does the child’s primary caregiver approve of the child having a girlfriend or boyfriend at this time in his or her life?
Response Options* Very much approve Somewhat approve Somewhat disapprove Very much disapprove Don’t know Refuse to answer
* Numeric codes for the Response Options above were not provided in the original questionnaire
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The World Health Organization. (2017). Global Early Adolescent Study Parent Questionnaire. https://www.geastudy.org/geas-quantitative-measures
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