Demographic and Health Surveys Phase 8 (DHS-8): Spousal Control

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Spousal Control uses 10 items from the Domestic Violence Module to assess control tactics used by a husband or male partner. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

Multi-Country

ITEMS:

Now, I am going to ask you about some situations that can happen between some women and their (husband/male partner).

Please tell me if these descriptions apply to your relationship with your (last) (husband/male partner).
 1. He (is/was) jealous or angry if you (talk/talked) to other men?
 2. He wrongly (accuses/accused) you of being unfaithful?
 3. He (does/did) not permit you to meet your female friends?
 4. He (tries/tried) to limit your contact with your family?
 5. He (insists/insisted) on knowing where you (are/were) at all times?

Response Options:
Yes
No

 6. How often did this happen during the last 12 months: often, only sometimes, or not at all?

Response Options:
Often
Sometimes
Not in last 12 months

Now I need to ask some more questions about your relationship with your (last) (husband/male partner).

Did your (last) (husband/male partner) ever:
 7. Say or do something to humiliate you in front of others?
 8. Threaten to hurt or harm you or someone you care about?
 9. Insult you or make you feel bad about yourself?

Response Options:
Yes
No

 10. How often did this happen during the last 12 months: often, only sometimes, or not at all?

Response Options:
Often
Sometimes
Not in last 12 months

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Afghanistan
Angola
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cote d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Kenya
Madagascar
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Rwanda
Senegal
The Gambia
Zimbabwe

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Domestic Violence Module https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsq8-dhs-questionnaires-and-manuals.cfm

Pyschometric 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

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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