Attitudes Toward Gender Norms in Issues of Control and Authority in Sexuality

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.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

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 HIV/AIDS infection.
5. It is more important to satisfy the sexual needs of my husband than to engage in safer sex practices.

Response Options:
Yes - 1
No - 2

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

China

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

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.

PRIMARY CITATION:

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

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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