The Femininity Ideology Scale (FIS) is a 45-item measure that captures the degree to which participants adhere to traditional beliefs about women's behaviors and attitudes. The scale includes five constructs related to traditional femininity ideology: 1) stereotypic images and activities, 2) dependency, 3) purity, 4) caretaking, and 5) emotionality.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male, Other
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
A 5-point Likert scale ranging from 1 "strong disagreement" to 5 "strong agreement."
Items were averaged to create a score. Higher scores on the Femininity Ideology Scale indicate stronger adherence to traditional modes of femininity ideology.
Levant, R., Richmond, K., Cook, S., House, A. T., & Aupont, M. (2007). The Femininity Ideology Scale: Factor structure, reliability, convergent and discriminant validity, and social contextual variation. Sex Roles, 57(5-6), 373-383. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11199-007-9258-5
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