Normative Gender Beliefs

Normative Gender Beliefs is an 11-item measure of traditional gender role beliefs regarding three factors: infidelity, same-sex relationships and sexual conservatism.


ITEMS:

Infidelity.
1. If a married man came alone to the United States, it's ok for him to look for other sexual partners.
2. If a married woman came alone to the United States, it's ok for her to look for other sexual partners.
3. If a man wants variety in his sex life and cannot find it at home, it's all right for him to look for it elsewhere.
4. If a woman wants variety in her se life and cannot find it at home, it's all right for her to look for it elsewhere.

Same-sex relationships
5. Sex between two men is acceptable.
6. Sex between two women is acceptable.
7. Homosexuality is a as normal as heterosexuality.

Sexual conservatism
8. Masturbation is a sin.
9. It is very important that a woman be a virgin until marriage.
10. Only homosexual men practice anal sex.
11. People who touch their sexual parts to get aroused do it because they are sick.

Response Options:
Definitely yes - 1
Probably yes - 2
More yes than no - 3
Probably no - 4
Definitely no - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Item scores are summed to create subscale and total measure scores.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Fernandez-Esquer, M. E., Diamond, P., & Atkinson, J. (2010). Lazos que Atan: The influence of normative gender beliefs and sexual risk behaviors of Latino men and women. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(12), 2969-2994. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1559-1816.2010.00689.x

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

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

You have successfully registered

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

EMERGE will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.