Male Dominance Scripts

Male Dominance Scripts is a 9-item measure of the endorsement of sexual standards that reflect normative views of men’s patriarchal role in relation to the control of women and beliefs regarding women’s need to follow strict rules of social and sexual comportment.


ITEMS:

1. Men cannot live with just one girlfriend.
2. Only a bad girl shows that she likes sex a lot.
3. If a girl initiates sex it is because she has other boyfriends.
4. A woman who wants to have sex is failing to control herself.
5. Boys usually leave a girl if she falls pregnant.
6. It is important for a girl to prove her virginity by having sex with her boyfriend.
7. If a boy tells a girl today that he loves her, she doesn’t wait very long to tell him that she loves him too.
8. If a woman refuses sex she usually doesn’t mean it.
9. It’s a woman’s job to bring up condom use before sex.

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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

South Africa

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Harrison, A., O’Sullivan, L. F., Hoffman, S., Dolezal, C., & Morrell, R. (2006). Gender role and relationship norms among young adults in South Africa: Measuring the context of masculinity and HIV risk. Journal of Urban Health, 83(4), 709-722. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-006-9077-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: 5.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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