Attitudes Toward Gender Norms in Issues of Control and Authority in Sexuality is a 5-item measure that captures participants’ attitudes toward gender norms in issues of control and authority in sexuality. Items capture attitudes towards the initiation of sexual activities, use of contraception, and sexual enjoyment.
Geographies Tested: China
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adults
1. My husband should take the lead in initiating sexual activities.
2. I will be looked down upon if I initiate sexual activities.
3. Sexual need and enjoyment of my husband is greater than mine.
4. If my husband does not approve, I will not insist on using condoms for contraception or to protect myself from HIVAIDS infection.
5. It is more important to satisfy the sexual needs of my husband than to engage in safer sex practices.
Yes - 1
No - 2
Gender attitude scores are calculated by summing up the affirmative responses, with higher scores reflecting a more conservative orientation towards gender norms in sexuality and sexual decision making.
Tang, C. S., Wong, C., & Lee, A. M. (2001). Gender-related psychological and cultural factors associated with condom use among Chinese married women. AIDS Education and Prevention, 13(4), 329-342. https://doi.org/10.1521/aeap.13.4.329.21426
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