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.

Short Measure Multi-Country

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

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: Women's Questionnaire. 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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