The Gender Role Attitude Scale is a 3-item measure that captures the extent to which people hold traditional gender role attitudes.
Geographies Tested: United Kingdom
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
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.
Strongly agree - 1
Just agree - 2
Neither agree nor disagree - 3
Just disagree - 4
Strongly disagree - 5
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.
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