The Gatekeeping Scale is a 10-item measure that captures mother’s regulation and assessment of men’s family work.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
4-point Likert scale
Very false - 1
Very true - 4
Mothers’ and fathers’ scores for these items are combined because they report couple level behaviors, resulting in scale scores ranging from 10 to 40, with high scores on the scale indicating that mothers are strong gate keepers.
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