Patriarchal Family Ideology is a 4-item measure of an individual's attitude towards male control in a relationship as it referred to decisions about working outside the home, social activities, head of household designation, and sexual intercourse.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
1. A man has the right
to decide whether his wifepartner should work outside the home.
2. A man has the right to decide whether his wifepartner should go out in the evening with her friends.
3. Sometimes it is important for a man to show his wifepartner he is the head of the house.
4. A man has the right to have sex with his wifepartner when he wants, even though she may not want to.
4-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 4
The four items are summed to create a scale that ranges from 4 to 16, with higher numbers representing increasingly patriarchal family ideology
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