Traditional Gender Role Attitudes

Traditional Gender Role Attitudes is a 6-item measure of the respondent's traditional vs. egalitarian male and female roles of spouses regarding work, housework and child-rearing.


ITEMS:

1. A pre-school child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works.
2. All in all, family life suffers when the woman has a full-time job.
3. A husband's job is to earn money; a wife's job is to look after the home and family.
4. A woman and her family would be happier if she goes out to work.*
5. Both the husband and wife should contribute to the household income.*
6. Having a full-time job is the best way for a woman to be an independent person.*

*Items are reverse scored

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United Kingdom

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

The 6 item scores are averaged for the total scale score ranging from 1-5. Higher scores signify more traditional gender role attitudes.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Sweeting, H., Bhaskar, A., Benzeval, M., Popham, F., & Hunt, K. (2014). Changing gender roles and attitudes and their implications for well-being around the new millennium. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 49(5), 791-809. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-013-0730-y

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

MEDIUM
Total Score: 4.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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