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Sex Roles and Male Preference

Sex Roles and Male Preference is a 5-item measure of the traditional gender norms and how they impact son preference.

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Geographies Tested: Uganda

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. Boys should help with housework the ways girls do.
2. The family line continues only through male children.
3. Having a son is essential for performing the last rites of parents.
4. Sons can provide economic security in the parent's old age but not daughters.
5. Having male children increases a family's prestige.

Response Options:
5-point Likert scale
Strongly disagree - 1
Strongly agree - 5

Scoring Procedures

The average of the 5 items is taken to calculate the total score.

Original Citation

Paek, H. J., Lee, B., Salmon, C. T., & Witte, K. (2008). The contextual effects of gender norms, communication, and social capital on family planning behaviors in Uganda: a multilevel approach. Health Education & Behavior, 35(4), 461-477. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198106296769

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