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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.

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Geographies Tested: United Kingdom

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

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

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.

Original 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

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