Secondary Outcomes (end points)
The secondary outcomes that we will look at are: relationship conditions, relationship expectations, economic expectations, psychological wellbeing, and attendance to a One Love Foundation workshop.
● Relationship Conditions: We ask respondents a series of questions about the health of their relationship, including questions that measure physical, emotional, and mental abuse. In this way, we check to see if there are any changes in the conditions of women’s relationships before and after treatment.
● Relationship Expectations: Our survey asks respondents their satisfaction with their relationship and their beliefs about the future of their relationship. We look at whether women plan to have children with their current partner and how long they expect to be in their current relationship. We will measure how these answers change when women are updated about the health of their relationship, given information about resources available to them if they are in an unhealthy relationship, and given information to help break cycles of self-blame and embarrassment. Beliefs about relationships will be elicited in both endlines to measure how sensitive these effects are to fade out.
● Economic Expectations: Our surveys ask respondents about their future expectations to make economic decisions with a partner. We ask about large purchases such as homes and car, joint savings and education accounts, and willingness to open private savings accounts without a partner’s knowledge.
● Psychological Wellbeing: To measure psychological wellbeing, we use questions from the GHQ-12 scale of depression and anxiety. This index allows us to look at levels of stress, depression, anxiety, and self-worth in respondents. We also will use a measure of self-esteem, risk aversion, and self-worth from Gallup.
● Locus of Control: We will use questions to determine respondent’s “locus of control,” or how strongly they believe they have control over situations that happen to them. People with an external locus of control are more likely to have higher anxiety and attribute bad situations to fate; they don’t believe they have control over their lives. We will test for changes in locus of control.
● Self-blame Learning: In our fourth treatment arm, we ask respondents to summarize the contents of a video that covers domestic violence and victim self-blaming. We look at their summaries as well as their willingness to blame victims in DV incidents. We measure their response to statements such as “Domestic violence victims are often as responsible for the situation as perpetrators are.” Beyond this, we also look at updates in respondents blaming themselves with questions from Gallup’s polls about self-blame, self-image, and self-esteem.
● One Love Workshop Attendance: At the end of our baseline survey, we will ask participants if they are interested in attending a workshop on unhealthy and healthy relationships put on by our partner, One Love Foundation. We measure attendance to this workshop as a secondary and exploratory outcome.