Ability to Refuse Sex

Ability to Refuse Sex is an 8-item measure of scenarios in which the respondent agrees or disagrees that a wife can refuse to have sex with her husband in certain scenarios.


ITEMS:

1. If she does not want to
2. If he is drunk
3. If she is sick
4. If he mistreats her
5. If she suspects he has been unfaithful
6. If she knows he has been unfaithful
7. If he refuses to use condoms
8. If she has pelvic or menstrual pain

Response Options:
Agree - 1
Disagree - 0

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Cote d'Ivoire

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Item scores are summed to create a continuous measure.

PRIMARY 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

Psychometric 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

MEDIUM
Total Score: 3.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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