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.


High Psychometric Score Multi-Country

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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

China
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Ecuador
Indonesia

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents

DOWNLOAD MEASURE

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

PRIMARY 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

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

HIGH
Total Score: 6.00/8 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

You have successfully registered

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

EMERGE will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.