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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.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents

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 husband/wife roles are best.
5. Women are happier in traditional roles.

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

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.

Original 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

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