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Table 2 Primary and secondary outcomes of the trial

From: The HERrespect intervention to address violence against female garment workers in Bangladesh: study protocol for a quasi-experimental trial

  Typical Item Response categories Number of items Cronbach Alpha for Worker data Cronbach Alpha for Management data Method of scaling Hypothesis regarding expected change
Primary outcomes
Physical IPV during past 12 months In the past 12 months, how many times your current husband has slapped you or something to you that could hurt you? Never, once, few, many 5 Binary - never compared to once or more Decrease
Sexual IPV during past 12 months In the past 12 months, how many times your current husband has physically forced you to have sexual intercourse when you did not want to? Never, once, few, many 5 Binary - never compared to once or more Decrease
Severe physical and/or sexual IPV during past 12 months Questions asked for measuring physical and sexual violence during past 12 months Never, once, few, many 10 Binary - never compared to once or more Decrease
Witnessed or experienced workplace violence In the past four weeks, how often have you experienced or witnessed a manager call a worker names? Never, once, 2-3 times, many times 8 0.83   Mean Decrease
Secondary outcomes
Gender attitudes and responses to violence
Acceptance of VAWG among female workers In your opinion, does a man have good reason to hit his wife if she disobeys him? 4-point Likert: Strongly disagree, disagree, agree, strongly agree 6 0.69 Mean Decrease
Positive gender attitudes among management staff I think that a woman needs her husband’s permission to do paid work. 4-point Likert: Strongly disagree, disagree, agree, strongly agree 13 0.68 Mean Decrease
Response to IPV Did you go to any person/place for help when you experienced any physical or sexual violence during last 12 months? Yes, no 1 Binary – yes compared to no Increase
Knowledge of services in response to IPV Do you know from where one can get help for such experience? If yes, where? Yes, no 1 Binary – yes compared to no Increase
Women’s well-being
Self-esteem of the female garment workers At times, You think you are no good at all. 4-point Likert: Strongly disagree, disagree, agree, strongly agree 10 0.76 Mean Increase
Depression among female garment workers during past week During the past week you thought your life had been a failure. Rarely or none of the time; some or a little of the time; moderate amount of time; most or all of the time 13 0.87 Mean Decrease
Management knowledge, practices and experiences
Better management style of management staff If you do not comply with your supervisor, you will not be rewarded Very unlikely; Somewhat likely; Very likely 14 0.90 Mean Increase
Correct knowledge regarding laws and policies Are there laws/policies in this country that protect women from spousal violence? Yes; no; don’t know 5 % correct compared to % incorrect Increase
Positive attitudes regarding laws and policies To your opinion - “Sexual remark and gesture is an act of workplace violence” Strongly agree; agree; no opinion; disagree; strongly disagree 5   Mean Increase
Burn out among management staff You feel used up at the end of the workday Never; A few times year; Monthly; A few times a month; Every Week; A few times a week; Everyday 16 0.67 Mean Decrease