Gender Roles Test (GRT-36)

The Gender Roles Tests (GRT-36) is a computerized test to assess gender roles. The GRT-36 is a 36-items scale with six subscales: Work Female, Work Male, Work Neutral, Domestic Female, Domestic Male, Domestic Neutral; Both the participants' responses and the response time are recorded and calculated.


Geographies Tested: Spain

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults


Domestic Male (DM).
1. Hang a picture
2. Change a flat tyre
3. Bring the car to the garage
4. Play cards (mus)
5. Fix a plug
6. Synchronize a television

Domestic Female (DF)
7. Write the shopping list
8. Buy a present
9. Bring the grandfather to the doctors’
10. Iron clothes
11. Take care of the baby
12. Tidy the house
13. To choose the children’s clothes
14. Wash the floor
15. Prepare food
16. Sew the hem of a pair of trousers

Domestic Neutral (DN)
17. Walk the dog
18. look for new apartment
19. Pick up mail from the mailbox
20. Buy furniture
21. Choose a mobile phone company

Work Male (WM)
22. Organize the factory’s warehouse entrees
23. Direct a business meeting
24. lead a job
25. Install a new program onto the computer
26. Share the winnings

Work Female (WF)
27. Clean the shop
28. Criticize a colleague
29. Perform administrative functions
30. listen to the complaints of a colleague

Work Neutral (WN)
31. Propose a new idea
32. To teach a new employee
33. Congratulate a participant for their achievements
34. Help others to better their work
35. Deal with an annoyed customer
36. Evaluate the team’s performance

Response Options:
No stereotyped response - 0
All responses given were stereotyped - 1

Scoring Procedures

Scores are standardized, with values above +1 showing high activities-response association. The time it takes for participants to respond to the items can also be factored into the total score.

Original Citation

Fernandez, J., Quiroga, M. A., del Olmo, I., Aroztegui, J., & Martin, A. (2011). Objective assessment of gender roles: Gender Roles Test (GRT-36). Spanish Journal of Psychology, 14(2), 899-911.

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