Gender Role Ideology

Gender Role Ideology is a 3-item measure of women's beliefs on traditional or egalitarian sex roles for men and women. The 3 items ask about decision-making, income and career within a family.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. It is much better for everyone if the man is the principal income provider and the woman takes care of the home and family.
2. It is more important for a wife to help her husband's career than to have one herself.
3. Most of the important decisions for the family should be made by the man of the house.

Response Options:
Strongly disagree - 0
Disagree - 1
Agree - 2
Strongly agree - 3

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:

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Scoring Procedures:

Item scores are summed to create a total score ranging from 0 to 9 with higher values indicating more traditional gender role ideologies.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Firestone, J. M., Harris, R. J., & Vega, W. A. (2003). The impact of gender role ideology, male expectancies, and acculturation on wife abuse. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 26(5), 549-564. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0160-2527(03)00086-4

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: 3.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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