Egalitarian Attitudes

Egalitarian Attitudes is a 10-item measure that captures equitable perspectives regarding gender-roles in romantic and familial relationships. Items cover roles of parents, decision-making, and co-habitation.


Warning Flag

ITEMS:

1. It is better for a couple to get married than to just live together.
2. It is better for children if their parents are married.
3. The important decisions in the family should be made by the man of the house.
4. It is much better for everyone if the man earns the main living and the woman takes care of the home and family.
5. Fathers play a more important role in raising boys than in raising girls.
6. When there are children in the family, parents should stay together even if they do not get along.
7. It is important to a successful marriage that the couple be of the same raceethnic group.
8. It is important to a successful marriage that the couple have the same religious beliefs.
9. Living together is just the same as being married.*
10. A mother living alone can bring up her child as well as a married couple.*

*Items are reverse coded

Response Options:
Strength of agreedisagree

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

The distribution of scores are split into thirds: low, medium and high.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Bartlett, M., Shafer, K., & Seipel, M. M. O. (2013). Association of egalitarian attitudes with income, poverty, and entitlement program utilization. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 23(8), 918-930. https://doi.org/10.1080/10911359.2013.803453

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

LOW

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

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