The Gender Role Attitude is a 6-item measure of traditional gender roles, including the consequence of mothers working outside the home, and the acceptable roles of men and women within the household.
Geographies Tested: United Kingdom
Populations Included: Female
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
1. A preschool child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works.
2. All in all, family life suffers when the woman has a full-time job.
3. A woman and her family would all be happier if she goes out to work.
4. Both the husband and the wife should contribute to the household income.
5. Having a full-time job is the best way for a woman to be an independent person.
6. A husband's job is to earn money; a wife's job is to look after the home and family.
A five-point Likert scale, from strongly agree to strongly disagree.
Scores are summed. A lower score indicates more traditional gender role attitudes, and higher score indicates less traditional gender role attitudes.
Berrington, A., Hu, Y., Smith, P. W. F., & Sturgis, P. (2008). A graphical chain model for reciprocal relationships between women’s gender role attitudes and labour force participation. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series A (Statistics in Society), 171(1), 89-108.
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