Family Planning Norms Survey Vignettes is a 3-item vignette measure that assesses reference groups, descriptive and injunctive family planning norms. 3 vignettes regarding a fictional character "Sampa" and her husband are utilized.
Geographies Tested: Zambia
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adults
1. Next, I'm going to read you a short story and ask you to explain what would happen next. Imagine this story takes place in this community. Sampa has been married for 7 years. Sampa has two children, a boy aged 4 and an infant baby girl turning 1 year. One day her husband comes home and says he wants another child. Sampa understands that a woman should always submit to her husband, but she also sees that her husband is struggling. Who would Sampa talk to in this situation?
Local marriage counselor
2. Next, I'm going to read you a short story and ask you to explain what would happen next. Imagine this story takes place in this community. Let's imagine Sampa, the woman from the story earlier. What would most married women age 19-34 do in Sampa's situation?
Talk to a marriage counselor
Talk to a health worker
Start using a family planning method without her husband knowing
Talk to her husband
3. Thinking one last time about the story of Sampa. Imagine Sampa decides to stop having children as she has reached her ideal family size of two children. Would most married women in this community approve of Sampa's decision?
Riley, A. H., Moeller, P., Ramolia, S., Stevens, S., Pengele, M., Chembe, S., Hampande, D., & Bish, J. J. (2021). Measuring family planning norms in Zambia: A mixed methods vignette study. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 25(5), 37-48. https://doi.org/10.29063/ajrh2021/v25i5.4
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