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Gender-Related Attributes Survey (GERAS)-Femininity

The Gender-Related Attributes Survey (GERAS)-Femininity 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 woman?

Personality

Expressivity
1. Warm-hearted
2. Loving
3. Caring
4. Compassionate
5. Delicate
6. Tender
7. Family-oriented

Neuroticism
8. Anxious
9. Thin-skinned
10. Careful

Cognition

Verbal
11. To explain foreign words
12. To find the right words to express certain content
13. To find synonyms for a word in order to avoid repetitions
14. To phrase a text

Memory
15. Remembering events from your own life
16. To notice small changes
17. To remember names and faces

Activities and Interests

Interests Social Feminine
18. Shopping
19. To gossip
20. Watching a romantic movie
21. Talking on the phone with a friend

Interests Sport Masculine
22. Yoga
23. Rhythmic gymnastics
24. Going for a walk
25. Dancing (classic standard dances, ballet, Latin, free dance, etc.)

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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