The Attitudes Towards Gender-based Violence Scale is a 9-item measure of individual attitudes condoning violence against girls, based on the Gender Equitable Male scale (Pulerwitz and Baker 2007).
In what situations do girls deserve to be beaten?
Response Options: 5-point scale from Agree to Disagree
Scores are summed to create a scale total ranging from 0 to 84. Total scores are separated into tertiles: 0-28 indicating less gender equitable attitudes, 29-56 for moderately equitable attitudes, and 57-84 for more equitable attitudes.
Das, M., Ghosh, S., Verma, R., O'Connor, B., Fewer, S., Virata, M. C., & Miller, E. (2014). Gender attitudes and violence among urban adolescent boys in India. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 19(1), 99-112. DOI: 10.1080/02673843.2012.716762
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