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Table 1 Measurement of Attitude towards seeking help for SGBV, Attitude towards SGBV, Perceived tolerance of SGBV in the community and Exposure to Violence

From: Attitudes towards help-seeking for sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian settings: the case of Rwamwanja refugee settlement scheme in Uganda

  Source Cronbach’s Alpha
Attitude towards seeking help for SGBV   
1. When one has been forced to have sex against their will, it is important to report this to the health center immediately. 2. When one has been forced to have sex against their will, it is worth it to report this to the health center immediately. 3. When one has been forced to have sex against their will, it is important to report this to the police immediately. 4. When one has been forced to have sex against their will, it is worth it to report this to the police immediately. Developed by authors based on UNCHR guidelines for prevention and response to SGBV in emergency settings [36] 0.64
Attitude towards SGBV   
1. Men are justified in hitting or beating their wives/partners/girlfriends when they are angry. 2. Men are justified in hitting or beating their wives/partners/girlfriends when they are denied sex. 3. Men are justified in hitting or beating their wives/partners/girlfriends when they are denied food. 4. Men are justified in hitting or beating their wives/partners/girlfriends when they are denied money. Adapted from GEM scale items on violence [34] 0.66
Perceived tolerance of SGBV in the community   
In Kyempango A settlement… 1. the community does not tolerate rape. 2. the community does not tolerate wife beating. 3. the community does not tolerate the beating up of others. 4. it is normal for women and/or girls to be forced to have sex. 5. it is normal for women and/or girls to get beaten up. 6. it is normal for men and/or boys to be forced to have sex. 7. it is normal for men and/or boys to get beaten up. Authors 0.68
Experiences of partner or non-partner violence   
1. Does your partner ever hurt you physically in any way (e.g., beat you up, slap/punch/kick/push/drag you)? 2. Does your partner ever force you to have sex with him even when you do not want to? 3. Since you started living in the study area, has anyone [other than your partner] ever hurt you physically in any way (e.g., beat you up, slapped /punched/kicked/pushed/dragged you)? 4. Since you started living in the study area, has anyone [other than your partner] ever forced you to have sex against your will? Adapted from WHO Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women [35]