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.


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.

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Nepal

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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.

PRIMARY 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.

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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