Gender Role Attitude Scale

The Gender Role Attitude Scale is a 3-item measure that captures the extent to which people hold traditional gender role attitudes.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. Some equality in marriage is a good thing, but by and large the husband ought to have the main say-so in family matters.
2. Women rather than men should look after relatives that need care.
3. A husband’s job is to earn the money, a wife’s job is to look after the home and family.

Response Options:
Strongly agree - 1
Just agree - 2
Neither agree nor disagree - 3
Just disagree - 4
Strongly disagree - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United Kingdom

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

A gender role attitude scale (range 1–5) is calculated from the level of agreement (strongly agree, just agree, neither agree nor disagree, just disagree, strongly disagree) based on responses to the three items in the measure.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Hunt, K., Sweeting, H., Keoghan, M., & Platt, S. (2006). Sex, gender role orientation, gender role attitudes and suicidal thoughts in three generations. A general population study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 41(8), 641-647. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-006-0074-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: 4.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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