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.


Short Measure

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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Uganda

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

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

PRIMARY 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

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

LOW
Total Score: 2.50/8 Points (LOW) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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