Female Sex Worker (FSW) Collective Action

The Female Sex Worker (FSW): Collective Action measures whether FSWs think their group can come together to solve problems such as getting a ration card, a voter card, and health insurance.

Warning Flag

ITEMS:

Has the sex workers group come together to demand/help for the following:

  1. ration card
  2. voter card
  3. bank account
  4. free education for children
  5. health insurance
  6. representation in government forums
  7. better health services from the government.

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

India

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Scores are averaged, and scale values range from 0 to 1. The index score was further divided into two equal categories of collective agency: low (0-0.4999) and high (0.5-1).

PRIMARY CITATION:

Saggurti, N., Mishra, R. M., Proddutoor, L., Tucker, S., Kovvali, D., Parimi, P., & Wheeler, T. (2013). Community collectivization and its association with consistent condom use and STI treatment-seeking behaviors among female sex workers and high-risk men who have sex with men/transgenders in Andhra Pradesh, India. AIDS Care, 25(sup1), S55-S66.

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

LOW
Total Score: 1.00/8 Points (LOW) 

Citation Frequency

High

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

Measure came from a peer-reviewed journal with a low impact score and/or inadequate information on psychometrics, but is an under-represented gender equality and empowerment construct

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