The Hoffman Gender Scale-Female is a 14-item measure of gender self-confidence. Items are divided into 2 subscales: Gender Self-Definition and Gender Self-Acceptance.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
Strongly disagree - 1
Disagree - 2
Somewhat agree - 3
Tend to agree - 4
Agree - 5
Strongly agree - 6
The mean of all item scores is calculated for each subscale score. Higher scores on the Gender Self-Definition subscale correspond to attributing a greater deal of importance to femininity as part of their identity. Higher scores on the Gender Self-Acceptance scale correspond to more acceptance of themselves as female without necessarily strongly defining themselves in terms of their notions of femininity.
Hoffman, R. M., Borders, L. D., & Hattie, J. A. (2000). Reconceptualizing femininity and masculinity: From gender roles to gender self-confidence. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 15(4), 475-503.
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