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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.

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Geographies Tested: Malawi

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

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 sureUnsure =3

Somewhat unsure = 2

Not at all sure = 1

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.

Original Citation

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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