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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.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

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

Scoring Procedures

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

Original 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

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