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.
Geographies Tested: Malawi
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
(Interviewer): Now I would like to ask you about speaking out or expressing your opinion at community meetings.
(5-point Likert scale)
Completely sure = 5
Somewhat sure = 4
Neither sureUnsure =3
Somewhat unsure = 2
Not at all sure = 1
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.
CARE USA. (2014). Women’s Empowerment – Multidimensional Evaluation of Agency, Social Capital & Relations (WE‐MEASR): A tool to measure women’s empowerment in sexual, reproductive and maternal health programs. Atlanta, GA
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