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Gender-Related Attributes Survey (GERAS)-Masculinity

The Gender-Related Attributes Survey (GERAS)-Masculinity is a 25-item measure that can be used to assess gender-related attributes across multiple facets in gender and sex-difference research. The survey ask participants to assess various characteristics, personality traits, and interests. Items are separated into 3 subscales: personality, cognition, and activities and interests.

Categories

Geographies Tested: Austria,Germany

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

How relevant/stereotypical/socially desirable is this item for describing gender differences/for a man?

Personality

Risk-taking
1. Reckless
2. Willing to take risks
3. Courageous
4. Adventurous

Assertiveness
5. Dominant
6. Controlling
7. Boastful

Rationality
8. Rational
9. Analytical
10. Pragmatic

Cognition

Spatial
11. To find an address for the first time
12. To find a way again
13. To follow directions

Numerical
14. To solve equations
15. To understand formulas
16. Day-to-day calculations
17. To write a computer program

Activities and Interests

Interests Social Masculine
18. Paintball
19. Driving go-carts
20. Drinking beer
21. Watching action movies
22. Playing cards (poker)

Interests Sport Masculine
23. Watching sports on TV (boxing, Formula 1, ball games)
24. Doing certain sports (soccer, basketball, handball, etc. )
25. Gym (weightlifting)

Response Options:
7-point Likert scale
Not at all - 1
Very - 1

Scoring Procedures

Item scores are averaged for each subscale. For the total scale score, the average of the 3 subscale scores is calculated.

Original Citation

Gruber, F. M., Distlberger, E., Scherndl, T., Ortner, T. M., & Pletzer, B. (2020). Psychometric properties of the multifaceted Gender-Related Attributes Survey (GERAS). European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 36(4), 612-623. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000528

Psychometric Score

Citation Frequency

Ease of Use 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

Ease of Use

Readability

Scoring Clarity

Length

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