Definitions of Scale and Survey Fields


Scale Name:
Original or most commonly used scale name. In some cases, some or all scale items may belong to an existing scale, but an alternate scale name was used by the study authors. In these cases, the ‘standard’ (original or most common) scale standard name was applied to allow for identification of scales that use or modify the same scale.
Gender Topic:
Underlying broad construct reflected by the scale description and/or the majority of scale items. Gender topics broadly include gender roles, gender-based violence, gender norms, and other. Subtopics are as follows:
  • Gender Roles (e.g. relationship dynamics, personal adherence to gender roles)
  • Gender Based Violence (e.g. personal power and control, relationship power and control, Interpersonal violence)
  • Gender Norms (e.g. community views, views on gender roles in general, personal adherence to gender norms)
Measured Health Outcome:
Whether the gender scale was measured in association with a particular health topic, focused on non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases, gender-based violence, CRVS, reproductive health, or health systems strengthening.
This is the region (or regions) where the scale has been implemented. Divided into Asia, SE Asia and the Pacific, Africa, North America, Latin America, South America, Europe, Australia/Oceania.
This is the country or countries where the survey or scale has been used. This list is not exhaustive, but always lists the primary country where the originating study was performed using the scale.
This is a citation of the research study where the scale or survey was originally used.
Refers to open access to the primary citation.
This is a brief description of the scale or survey.
This is the year the primary article using the scale or survey was published.
This refers to the sex and gender of the sample population the survey has been used with: males, females, males and females, gender diverse.
Age Group:
This refers to the age of the sample population the survey was used with: adolescents, adults, or adolescents and adults.
Number of items:
Lists total number of questions in scale. Refers to final version of scale if multiple versions are described in the article.
Subscale names:
Names of subscales (or dimensions) that compose the total scale (if any).
Sample item:
This is a single sample item taken from the survey verbatim.
Internal consistency:
Information on the internal consistency reliability, or the degree to which the scale items measure the same general construct, of the scale in the study sample. Typically measured with Cronbach’s Alpha, or average inter-item correlation, with higher score reflecting greater internal consistency reliability (range from 0 to 1).