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Women's Perceived Degree of Power in Relationships

Women's perceived degree of power in relationships is a six-item measure from Nepal that captures gender roles in marital relationships and wife's autonomy in aspects of personal freedom, contraception choice and decision-making.

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Geographies Tested: Nepal

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

  1. whether a wife should obey her husband even if she disagrees,
  2. whether a woman can choose her own friends even if her husband disapproves,
  3. whether a woman has to have sex even when she does not want to, just to please her husband,
  4. whether a man’s opinion is more important than a woman’s in important decision making within the relationship,
  5. whether it is important for a woman to give in to the man when they are arguing,
  6. whether a woman’s husband will suspect her of being unfaithful if she asks him to use a condom.

Scoring Procedures

The score for these questions ranged from 0 to 6, though after making the composite index this variable was categorized into 3 levels-high power, medium power, and low power.

Original Citation

Adhikari, R., & Tamang, J. (2010). Sexual coercion of married women in Nepal. BMC Women’s Health, 10(31), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6874-10-31.

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