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).
Geographies Tested: India
Populations Included: Male
Age Range: Adolescents
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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