Index of Male Patriarchal Control

The Index of male patriarchal control is a seven-item measure from Nepal that captures the degree of domination and control by husbands over wives in the domains of personal freedom, autonomy in social interactions and in seeking healthcare for oneself.


ITEMS:

Would you say it is generally true that he:

  1. tries to keep you from seeing your friends,
  2. tries to restrict contact with your family of birth,
  3. insists on knowing where you are at all times,
  4. ignores you and treats you indifferently,
  5. gets angry if you speak with another man,
  6. is often suspicious that you are unfaithful,
  7. expects you to ask his permission before seeking health care for yourself.

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Nepal

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

The score for these questions ranged from 0 to 7, and was categorized into 3 levels-no control, low control, and high control.

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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