Adaptive and Maladaptive Gender Roles

Adaptive and Maladaptive Gender Roles is a 12-item measure of personal identification with various masculine and feminine gender roles among adolescents.


ITEMS:

Adaptive Masculinity (Assertive Masculinity)
1. When I'm with my friends, I am a good leader
2. I express my opinion even when others disagree
3. I have clear goals for myself

Maladaptive Masculinity (Aggressive Masculinity)
4. I am rude to others
5. I am an aggressive person
6. I ignore rules that get in my way

Adaptive Femininity (Affective Femininity)
7. I am a sweet person
8. I really want to know how others are feeling
9. When someone feels bad, I try to make them feel better

Maladaptive Femininity (Submissive Femininity)
10. When someone pressures me to do something, I just give in
11. I have trouble making decisions
12. I spend time worrying about things

Response Options
5-point Likert scale
Rarely - 0
Always - 4

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents

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Scoring Procedures:

Responses to the Likert scale are added to get overall scores for each of the four dimensions of adaptive and maladaptive gender roles

PRIMARY CITATION:

Kulis, S., Marsiglia, F. F., & Nagoshi, J. L. (2012). Gender roles and substance use among Mexican American adolescents: a relationship moderated by acculturation? Substance Use & Misuse, 47(3), 214-229. https://doi.org/10.3109/10826084.2011.630438

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: 3.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

MEDIUM

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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