Demographic and Health Surveys Phase 8 (DHS-8): Lifetime Experience of Forced Sex

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Lifetime Experience of Forced Sex includes 2 items from the Domestic Violence Module that ask about any experience with forced sex. These items assess whether the respondent has experienced forced sexual intercourse or other unwanted sexual acts in their lifetime as well as the type of person who committed this violence. 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.

Short Measure Multi-Country

ITEMS:

 1. At any time in your life, as a child or as an adult, has anyone ever forced you in any way to have sexual intercourse or perform any other sexual acts when you did not want to?

Response Options:
Yes
No
Refused to answer/No answer

 2. Who has forced you to have sexual intercourse or perform any other sexual acts that you did not want to? Anyone else? RECORD ALL MENTIONED

Response Options:
Father/step-father
Brother/step-brother
Other relative
Current boyfriend
Former boyfriend
In-law
Own friend/acquaintance
Family friend
Teacher
Schoolmate/Classmate
Employer/Someone at work
Police/soldier
Priest/Religious Leader
Stranger
Other __ (specify)

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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