The Gender Role Beliefs Scale – Short Version is a 10-item self-reported measure of individual perceptions about gender roles. It is a short version of the Gender Role Beliefs Scale (Kerr and Holden 1996). Different aspects of gender roles captured by the scale include etiquette expected of men or women, decision making power, and household gender roles.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
Note: “R” indicates the item is reverse-coded.
Strongly agree - 1
Undecided - 4
Strongly disagree - 7
Scores from all 10 items are summed to create a scale total that ranges from 10 (more traditional gender role beliefs) to 70 (more feminist gender role beliefs). Items marked (R) should be reverse coded.
Brown, M. J., & Gladstone, N. (2012). Development of a short version of the gender role beliefs scale. International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2(5), 154-158. https://doi.org/10.5923/j.ijpbs.20120205.05
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