Gender Role Beliefs Scale (GRBS)

1.    It is disrespectful for a man to swear in the presence of a lady
2.    Women should not expect men to offer them seats on busses.
3.    Homosexual relationships should be as socially accepted as heterosexual relationships.
4.    The initiative in courtship should usually come from the man.
5.    It bothers me more to see a woman who is pushy than a man who is pushy.
6.    When sitting down at the table‚ proper respect demands that the gentleman hold the lady’s chair.
7.    Women should have as much sexual freedom as men.
8.    Women should appreciate the protection and support that men have traditionally given them.
9.    Women with children should not work outside the home if they don’t have to financially.
10. I see nothing wrong with a woman who doesn’t like to wear skirts or dresses.
11. The husband should be regarded as the legal representative of the family in all matters of law.
12. I like women who are outspoken.
13. Except perhaps in very special circumstances‚ a gentleman should never allow a lady to pay the taxi‚ buy the tickets‚ or pay the check.
14. Some equality in marriage is good‚ but by and large the husband ought to have the main say-so in family matters.
15. Men should continue to show courtesies to women such as holding open the door or helping them on with their coats.
16. It is ridiculous for a woman to run a locomotive and for a man to darn socks.
17. A woman should be as free as a man to propose marriage.
18. Women should be concerned with their duties of childrearing and house tending rather than with desires for professional and business careers.
19. Swearing and obscenity is more repulsive in the speech of a woman than a man.
20. There are some professions and types of business that are more suitable for men than women.
Short Version of the Gender Role Beliefs Scale
Brown & Gladstone‚ 2012
1.    It is disrespectful to swear in the presence of a lady. (1)
2.    The initiative in courtship should usually come from the man. (4)
3.    Women should have as much sexual freedom as men. (7)R
4.    Women with children should not work outside the home if they don’t have to financially. (9)
5.    The husband should be regarded as the legal representative of the family group in all matters of law. (11)
6.    Except perhaps in very special circumstances‚ a man should never allow a woman to pay the taxi‚ buy the tickets‚ or pay the check. (13)
7.    Men should continue to show courtesies to women such as holding open the door or helping them on with their coats. (15)
8.    It is ridiculous for a woman to run a train and a man to sew clothes. (16)
9.    Women should be concerned with their duties of childbearing and house tending‚ rather than with the desires for professional and business careers. (18)
10.Swearing and obscenity is more repulsive in the speech of a woman than a man. (19)
 
1= strongly agree‚ 2 = moderately agree‚ 3 = Slightly agree‚ 4 = Undecided‚ 5 = Slightly disagree‚ 9=moderately disagree‚ 7 = strongly disagree
At short version:
Factor 1: items (3‚ 4‚ 5‚ 8‚ 9) and Factor 2: items (1‚ 2‚ 6‚ 7‚ 10)
 
 

Kerr‚ P. S.‚ & Holden‚ R. R. (1996). Development of the gender role beliefs scale (GRBS). Journal of Social Behavior and Personality‚ 11(5)‚ 3-16.

Brown‚ Michael J.‚ Gladstone‚ Nancy. (2012). Development of a Short Version of the Gender Role Beliefs Scale. International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences‚ 2(5):154-158

Tureau‚ Zach‎ary L.‚ (2003). College Student Identity and Attitudes Toward Gays and Lesbians. doctoral dissertation‚ University of North Texas.