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Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Attitudes Toward Intimate Partner Violence

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Attitudes Toward Intimate Partner Violence includes 5 items from the Women's Questionnaire to capture whether the respondent believes physical partner violence is defensible in any of the listed situations. 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 women’s questionnaire located here.

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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

Items:

In your opinion, is a husband justified in hitting or beating his wife in the following situations:

 1. If she goes out without telling him?
 2. If she neglects the children?
 3. If she argues with him?
 4. If she refuses to have sex with him?
 5. If she burns the food?

Response Options:
Yes
No
Don’t know

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Not Applicable

Original Citation

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Women's Questionnaire. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm

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