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Social Norms Related to Family Planning

Social Norms Related to Family Planning includes 9 items measuring both injunctive and subjective norms related to modern contraception in the community. Family Planning (FP) norms relate to faith community & reference group approval of FP use and perceptions of prevalence of FP use in the congregation.

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Geographies Tested: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

For this next set of questions, I will read a series of statements. For each statement, I want to know what you think people expect others to do. You can say strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree.

Injunctive Norms

 1. Members of this congregation think it is appropriate for newly married couples to use modern methods of family planning.
 2. Members of this congregation think it is appropriate for first time parents to use modern methods of family planning.
 3. Faith leaders in this congregation think it is appropriate for first time parents to use a modern method of family planning.
 4. Faith leaders think it is appropriate for newly married couples to use a modern method of family planning.
 5. It is appropriate for newly married couples to use a modern method of family planning.
 6. It is appropriate for first time parents to use a modern method of family planning.

Subjective Norms

 7. In matters related to family planning, people whose opinions are important to me think I should use a modern method of family planning.
 8. My husband (partner) thinks we, as a couple, should use a modern method of family planning.
 9. Faith leaders in this congregation think my husband (partner) should use a modern method of family planning.

Response Options
Strongly agree - 1
Agree - 2
Disagree - 3
Strongly disagree - 4

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Original Citation

Costenbader, E., Zissette, S., Martinez, A., LeMasters, K., Dagadu, N. A., Deepan, P., & Shaw, B. (2019). Getting to intent: Are social norms influencing intentions to use modern contraception in the DRC? PLoS ONE, 14(7), e0219617. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0219617

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