Development and Validation of a Gender Ideology Scale for Family Planning Services in Rural China

Abstract

The objectives of this study are to develop a scale of gender role ideology appropriate for assessing Quality of Care in family planning services for rural China. Literature review, focus-group discussions and in-depth interviews with service providers and clients from two counties in eastern and western China, as well as experts' assessments, were used to develop a scale for family planning services. Psychometric methodologies were applied to samples of 601 service clients and 541 service providers from a survey in a district in central China to validate its internal consistency, reliability, and construct validity with realistic and strategic dimensions. This scale is found to be reliable and valid, and has prospects for application both academically and practically in the field.

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059919

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@inproceedings{Yang2013DevelopmentAV, title={Development and Validation of a Gender Ideology Scale for Family Planning Services in Rural China}, author={Xueyan Yang and Shuzhuo Li and Marcus W. Feldman}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2013} }