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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.

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Geographies Tested: United Kingdom

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

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

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.

Original 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

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