Gender Role Attitudes Among Young Women

Gender Role Attitudes Among Young Women uses 5 items from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY). This measure assesses women's attitudes around traditional gender roles.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. The place of women is in the home.
2. A wife with a family has no time for employment.
3. A working wife feels more useful.
4. Traditional husbandwife roles are best.
5. Women are happier in traditional roles.

Response Options:
Degree of agreement on a 4-point Likert scale

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents

Scoring Procedures:

Scores from all items are averaged to produce one index ranging from 1 to 4, with higher scores representing stronger beliefs in traditional gender roles.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Leech, T. G. (2010). Everything’s better in moderation: Young women’s gender role attitudes and risky sexual behavior. Journal of Adolescent Health, 46(5), 437-443. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.10.012

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: 3.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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