Attitudes Towards Women’s Political Participation

Outcome indicator, Output indicator

Indicator Phrasing

% of target [choose: men / women] who have supporting attitudes towards women’s political participation
% de [choisir: hommes / femmes] manifestant du soutien envers la participation des femmes à la vie politique
% de [escolha: homens / mulheres]-alvo que têm atitudes de apoio em relação à participação política das mulheres
% cílových [určete: mužů / žen] s pozitivním postojem k politické participaci žen

Indicator Phrasing

English: % of target [choose: men / women] who have supporting attitudes towards women’s political participation

French: % de [choisir: hommes / femmes] manifestant du soutien envers la participation des femmes à la vie politique

Portuguese: % de [escolha: homens / mulheres]-alvo que têm atitudes de apoio em relação à participação política das mulheres

Czech: % cílových [určete: mužů / žen] s pozitivním postojem k politické participaci žen

What is its purpose?

The indicator shows the extent to which the target group members are supportive of women’s active political participation.

How to Collect and Analyse the Required Data

Collect the following data by conducting individual interviews with a representative sample of your target group members:

 

RECOMMENDED SURVEY QUESTIONS (Q) AND POSSIBLE ANSWERS (A)

Introduction: Now I am going to read different statements. Please show me on this scale the extent to which you agree or disagree with each statement [show the scale provided at the bottom of this page and explain how it works, including the meaning of each face]. There are no right or wrong answers – please answer according to your feelings about the statement. I would again like to assure you that your answers will not be shared with any people living in this area.

 

Q1: Which of these four faces [point to the scale] best represents your feelings about the following statement? Political leadership should be largely in the hands of men.’

A1: strongly agree / somewhat agree / somewhat disagree / strongly disagree

 

Q2: Which of these four faces [point to the scale] best represents your feelings about the following statement?Women are too emotional to be leaders.’

A2: strongly agree / somewhat agree / somewhat disagree / strongly disagree

 

Q3: Which of these four faces [point to the scale] best represents your feelings about the following statement?Women who participate in politics or leadership positions cannot be good wives or mothers as well.’

A3: strongly agree / somewhat agree / somewhat disagree / strongly disagree

 

 

Take the following steps to calculate the indicator’s value:

  1) Provide 1 point for each “slightly disagree” response and 2 points for each “strongly disagree” response.

  2) Count the total number of points per respondent (the minimum can be zero, the maximum can be 6).

  3) Count the number of respondents who scored at least 3 points.

  4) Divide the number of respondents who scored at least 3 points by the total number of respondents and multiply the result by 100.

 

 

Disaggregate by

Disaggregate the data by age groups, ethnicity, education level, wealth, and other factors depending on the local context.

Important Comments

1) The visual scale is used to make it easier for the respondent to choose the response that best represents her/his feelings. If you do not wish to use the visual scale, you will have to ask the respondent: Would you say that you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree with the following statement? [read out the given statement]

 

2) The questions for this indicator were developed based on the guidance provided by Promundo.

 

 

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