Gender Conflict Scale (GCS)

How often do you:
1. Feel like you are expected to be something you just cannot be
2. Feel like you need to be strong but sensitive at the same time
3. Worry about balancing a career and a family in the future
4. Want to be sexy for the opposite sex but not wanting to be false or change who you are
5. Feel like ha‎ving the “perfect” body (e.g. superthin or superbuff) and staying healthy are sometimes at odds with each other
6. Feel like it is impossible to meet all the expectations because no one person can do itall
7. Feel like who I am conflicts with what I am expected to be as a man or a woman
8. Feel like expectations of how I should behave and feel change all the time
9. Feel like being a good parent and ha‎ving a good career are sometimes at odds witheach other
10. Feel torn between different expectations
11. Feel like it is impossible to be “equals” with the opposite sex
12. Feel you are expected to conform to others’ expectations even if it goes against whatyou believe or want
13. Feel like the expectations differ depending on who you are with
14. Feel like societal expectations of being a man or a woman conflicts with who I want tobe
 
This instrument can be found on page 129 of “Adolescents in Conflict: Associations between Gender Socialization‚ Gender Conflict‚ and Well-being”. Available online at: http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/60708  & http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/60708/marinae_1.pdf?sequence=1
 
1=not at all never‚ 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 5=extremely all the time.
 

Epstein‚ Marina. 2008. Adolescents in Conflict: Associations between Gender Socialization‚ Gender Conflict‚ and Well-being. University of Michigan. Dissertations and Theses (PhD)