Adolescents’ Attitudes to Gender Roles

The Adolescents’ Attitudes to Gender Roles is a 10-item measure of adolescent respondents’ views about the gender division of roles in the family, in social resources allocation, and in sexual relations.


Multi-Country

ITEMS:

1. A woman should follow her husband no matter what his lot
2. It is acceptable for a husband to beat his wife in some situations
3. A woman should not be the first to show a man she likes him
4. A household should be headed by a man
5. Children suffer when mothers work away from home
6. In general, boys should get more schooling than girls
7. When jobs are scarce, men should have more right to a job than women
8. Women should have the same opportunities as men to leadership positions*
9. Husbands should share childcare and housework responsibilities equally with their wives*
10. Women should tell their partners/husbands what they like or do not like to do during sex*

Response Options:
Disagreement – 0
No opinion – 1
Agreement - 2

*Items are reverse scored

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

China
Taiwan
Vietnam

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Responses are summed to form the index with a maximum score of 20. The higher the score, the more traditional the adolescent’s values and the less egalitarian the gender roles he/she held.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Zuo, X., Lou, C., Gao, E., Cheng, Y., Niu, H., & Zabin, L. S. (2012). Gender differences in adolescent premarital sexual permissiveness in three Asian cities: Effects of gender-role attitudes. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(3 Suppl), S18-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2011.12.001

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: 3.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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