SELF EFFICACY TO SPEAK OUT IN COMMUNITY MEETINGS SCALE

The Self Efficacy to Speak out in Community Meetings Scale is a 3-item scale from the Women’s Empowerment – Multidimensional Evaluation of Agency, Social Capital & Relations (WE?MEASR) tool. The measure assesses women’s ability to voice themselves in a social situation.


Short Measure

 High Psychometric Score Short Measure Multi-Country Warning Flag

ITEMS:

ITEMS:

(Interviewer): Now I would like to ask you about speaking out or expressing your opinion at community meetings.

  1. How sure are you that you could express your opinion at a community meeting?
  2. How sure are you that you could express your opinion at a community meeting if some people did not agree with that opinion?
  3. How sure are you that you could express your opinion at a community meeting if most people did not agree with that opinion?

Response Options:

(5-point Likert scale)

Completely sure = 5

Somewhat sure = 4

Neither sure/Unsure =3

Somewhat unsure = 2

Not at all sure = 1

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Malawi

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

The scale score is the average of the item scores, and ranges from 1-5. A higher score indicates greater self-efficacy to express opinions at community meetings.

Details of Pyschometric 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: 4.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

NO

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

Measure came from a peer-reviewed journal with a low impact score and/or inadequate information on psychometrics, but is an under-represented gender equality and empowerment construct

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