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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.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Nepal

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

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.

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.

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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