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.


Multi-Country

ITEMS:

How relevantstereotypicalsocially desirable is this item for describing gender differencesfor 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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Austria
Germany

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

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

PRIMARY 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:

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: 5.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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