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Sexual Double Standard (SDS) Scale

Sexual Double Standard (SDS) Scale is a 6-item measure that assesses young people's perceptions about gender norms related to adolescents in their community.

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Geographies Tested: China,Democratic Republic of the Congo,Ecuador,Indonesia

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents

Items:

1. Girls are the victims of rumors if they have boyfriends
2. Boys tell girls they love them when they don't
3. Adolescent girls should avoid boys because they trick them into having sex
4. Boys have girlfriends to show off to their friends
5. Adolescent boys lose interest in a girl after they have sex with her
6. Adolescent boys fool girls into having sex

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Disagree a lot - 1
Agree a lot - 5

Scoring Procedures

Individual responses are combined to provide a mean score, ranging from 1 to 5, with higher scores signaling perceptions of more unequal gender norms

Original Citation

Moreau, C., Li, M., Ahmed, S., Zuo, X., & Cislaghi, B. (2021). Assessing the Spectrum of Gender Norms Perceptions in Early Adolescence: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Global Early Adolescent Study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 69(1S), S16-S22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2021.03.010

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