The G-NORM Scale is an 18-item measure of gender norms covering both descriptive and injunctive norms. The measure moves beyond individual attitudes by assessing women’s perceptions of community-level gender norms.
High Psychometric Score
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5
The mean score is computed for both subscales as well as the total G-NORM Scale. All items are reverse-scored for ease of interpretation so that higher scores mean more equitable gender norms.
Sedlander, E., Bingenheimer, J. B., Long, M. W., Swain, M., & Rimal, R. N. (2022). The G-NORM Scale: Development and validation of a theory-based gender norms scale. Sex Roles. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-022-01319-9
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