Gender Stereotypical Traits (GST) Scale

Gender Stereotypical Traits (GST) Scale is a 7-item measure that assesses young people's perceptions about gender norms, particularly regarding traditional stereotypes of adolescents.


High Psychometric Score Multi-Country

ITEMS:

1. Boys should be raised tough so they can overcome any difficulty in life
2. Girls should avoid raising their voice to be ladylike
3. Boys should always defend themselves even if it means fighting
4. Girls are expected to be humble
5. Girls need their parents' protection more than boys
6. Boys who behave like girls are considered weak
7. It's important for boys to show they are tough even if they are nervous inside

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

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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

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