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.
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.
Strongly disagree - 0
Disagree - 1
Agree - 2
Strongly agree - 3
Item scores are summed to create a total score ranging from 0 to 9 with higher values indicating more traditional gender role ideologies.
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
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