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Justification for Wife Beating

Justification for Wife Beating is a 14-item measure of scenarios in which the respondent agrees or disagrees that a husband is justified in using physical violence in certain scenarios.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Cote d'Ivoire

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. If she disobeys him
2. He suspects she was unfaithful
3. He finds out she was unfaithful
4. She gossips with the neighbors instead of taking care of children
5. She does not prepare the meals on time
6. She refuses to have sex with him
7. She does not complete her housework to his satisfaction
8. She neglects the children
9. She argues with him
10. She burns the food
11. She argues with her in-laws
12. She disobeys her in-laws
13. She does not complete the household work to her in-laws' satisfaction
14. She cannot have children

Response Options:
Agree - 1
Disagree - 0

Scoring Procedures

Item scores are summed to create a continuous measure.

Original Citation

Gupta, J., Falb, K. L., Lehmann, H., Kpebo, D., Xuan, Z., Hossain, M., Zimmerman, C., Watts, C., & Annan, J. (2013). Gender norms and economic empowerment intervention to reduce intimate partner violence against women in rural Cote d’ Invoire: A randomized controlled pilot study. BMC International Health and Human Rights, 13(46), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-698X-13-46

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Field Expert Input

Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

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