The Community Support in Times of Crises: If Beaten By Husband uses 5 items from the Women’s Empowerment – Multidimensional Evaluation of Agency, Social Capital & Relations (WE‐MEASR) tool. This scale measures the availability of aid outside of one’s immediate family during experience of intimate partner violence as part of a woman’s social capital.
Geographies Tested: Ethiopia,Kenya,Malawi
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
(Interviewer): Now I'm going to tell you about some different situations, and I will ask you to tell me who, apart from your immediate family, you might turn to for help in these situations.
Try to imagine that your husband has beaten you. This may have never happened, but try to imagine being in that situation. Again, you don't have to answer any questions that you don't want to. Also, if we are interrupted by another person, I will pause the interview or change the subject in order to maintain privacy.
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 community support.
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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