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Patriarchal Family Ideology

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.

Categories

Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

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.

Response Options:
4-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 4

Scoring Procedures

The four items are summed to create a scale that ranges from 4 to 16, with higher numbers representing increasingly patriarchal family ideology

Original Citation

Franklin, C. A., & Menaker, T. A. (2014). Feminism, status inconsistency, and women's intimate partner victimization in heterosexual relationships. Violence Against Women, 20(7), 825-845. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801214543385

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