Hoffman Gender Scale-Female

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.


Warning Flag

ITEMS:

Gender Self-Definition
1. When I am asked to describe myself, being female is one of the first things I think of.
2. My perception of myself is positively associated with my biological sex.
3. I define myself largely in terms of my femininity.
4. My identity is strongly tied to my femininity.
5. Being a female is a critical part of how I view myself.
6. Femininity is an important aspect of my self-concept.
7. Being a female contributes a great deal to my sense of confidence.

Gender Self-Acceptance
8. I am confident in my femininity.
9. I meet my personal standards for femininity.
10. I am secure in my femininity.
11. I have a high regard for myself as a female.
12. I am happy with myself as a female.
13. I am very comfortable being a female.
14. My sense of myself as a female is positive.

Response Options:
Strongly disagree - 1
Disagree - 2
Somewhat agree - 3
Tend to agree - 4
Agree - 5
Strongly agree - 6

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

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.

PRIMARY CITATION:

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.

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: 5.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

Measure came from a peer-reviewed journal with a low impact score and/or inadequate information on psychometrics, but is an under-represented gender equality and empowerment construct

You have successfully registered

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

EMERGE will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.