Measure of core housework

The measure of core housework assess the number of hours spent by mothers and fathers on core household work i.e. work that is least optional and less likely to be postponed.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

How many hours in an average week (do youdoes your spouse) do the following?

  • Cooking or meal preparation
  • Meal clean-up and dishwashing
  • Laundry including washing, drying, and ironing clothes
  • Cleaning house
  • Grocery shopping

Response Options:
Number of hours: ___

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

The number of hours for each activity were added to get the total number of hours separately for mothers and fathers. The number of hours for mothers and fathers were added to get total couple hours. Then the father's number of hours was divided by the total couple hours to get the proportion of household work hours done by fathers.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Pinto, K. M., & Coltrane, S. (2009). Divisions of labor in Mexican origin and Anglo families: Structure and culture. Sex Roles, 60, 482-495. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-008-9549-5

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 3.50/7 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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