Traditional Masculinity-Femininity (TMF) scale

The Traditional Masculinity-Femininity (TMF) scale is a 6 item measure of an individual’s own gender-role self-concept. The items cover three centralized aspects, namely, gender-role adoption, gender-role preference, and gender-role identity.

High Psychometric Score

ITEMS:

Each item is to be independently rated in terms of femininity and masculinity.

1. I consider myself as…
2. Ideally, I would like to be…
3. Traditionally, my interests would be considered as…
4. Traditionally, my attitudes and beliefs would be considered as…
5. Traditionally, my behavior would be considered as…
6. Traditionally, my outer appearance would be considered as…

Response Options:
Scales ranged from 1 (not at all masculine) to 7 (totally masculine) and from 1 (not at all feminine) to 7 (totally feminine).

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Germany

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Available

PRIMARY CITATION:

Kachel, S., Steffens, M. C., & Niedlich, C. (2016). Traditional masculinity and femininity: Validation of a new scale assessing gender roles. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 956. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00956

Pyschometric 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

HIGH
Total Score: 7.50/9 Points (HIGH) 

Citation Frequency

High

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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