The Male Role Norms Inventory–Short Form (MRNI-SF) is a 21-item measure of traditional masculinity ideology norms that has been adapted from the longer Male Role Norms Inventory-Revised. This instrument also contains 7 subscales: restrictive emotionality, self-reliance through mechanical skills, negativity toward sexual minorities, avoidance of femininity, importance of sex, dominance, and toughness.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
7-point Likert Scale
Disagree strongly - 1
Agree strongly - 7
The mean score is calculated for each subscale as well as the total instrument. Scores range from 1-7. The higher the score, the higher levels of endorsement of traditional masculinity ideology.
Levant, R. F., Hall, R. J., & Rankin, T. J. (2013). Male Role Norms Inventory-Short Form (MRNI-SF): Development, confirmatory factor analytic investigation of structure, and measurement invariance across gender. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60(2), 228-238. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0031545
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