Gender Role Orientation

Gender Role Orientation includes five items that capture the degree to which individuals hold egalitarian views about women's roles in society, including in the workforce and at home.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. A woman’s place is in the home, not the office or shop.
2. A wife with a family has no time for outside employment.
3. Employment of wives leads to more juvenile delinquency.
4. It is much better if the man is the achiever outside the home and the woman takes care of the home and family.
5. Women are much happier if they stay home and take care of children.

Response Options:
Strongly disagree - 1
Disagree - 2
Agree - 3
Strongly agree - 4

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

High scores on the gender role orientation scale indicate traditional gender perspectives and low scores indicate egalitarian gender perspectives.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Judge, T. A., & Livingston, B. A. (2008). Is the gap more than gender? A longitudinal analysis of gender, gender role orientation, and earnings. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93(5), 994-1012. https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.93.5.994

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: 4.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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