Gender Stereotyping

These items measure gender stereotyping in the context of relationships and responsibility. Youths are asked to check the response that best corresponds to their beliefs.
 
·         Personal Attitudes and Beliefs
 
This instrument can be found on page 50 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/YV_Compendium.pdf
FEES AND REQUIREMENTS
None noted.
 
Middle and high school age students. Has been used in previous research with African American Boys ages 12–16.
 
Point values for items 1-6 are assigned as follows:
Strongly agree = 4
Agree = 3
Disagree = 2
Strongly disagree = 1
Item 7 should be reverse coded. Point values are summed for each respondent and divided by the number of items. The intended range of scores is 1-4‚ with a higher score indicating a more stereotypical attitude.
 
Gunter‚ B.‚ & Wober‚ M. (1982). Television viewing and perceptions of women’s roles on television and in real life. Current Psychological Research‚ 2(4)‚277-288.
Gender Stereotyping
1.      Most women like to be pushed around by men.
2.      Most women like to show off their bodies.
3.      Most men want to go out with women just for sex.
4.      Most women like romantic affairs with men.
5.      Most women depend on men to get them out of trouble.
6.      It is sometimes OK for a man to hit his wife.
7.      Men and women should have equal responsibility for raising children.
 
 
 
1. Most women can’t take care of themselves without help from men.
2. A husband should be smarter than his wife.
3. The women’s liberation movement is a good thing.
4. Most women like to be pushed around by men.
5. Most women like to show off their bodies.
6. Most men want to go out with women just for sex.
7. Most women can’t be trusted.
8. Most women are concerned about whether men like them.
9. Most women are not interested in politics.
10. Most women at some time want to be a mother.
11. Most women quarrel a lot with other women.
12. Most women are very interested in their jobs and careers.
13. Most women like romantic affairs with men.
14. Most women depend on men to get them out of trouble.
SOURCE
Foshee‚ V.‚ & Bauman‚ K. (1992). Gender Stereotyping and Adolescent Sexual
Behavior: A Test of Temporal Order. Journal of Applied Social
Psychology‚ 22(20)‚ 1561-1579.
 
 
1.    Most women can’t be trusted.
2.    In a dating relationship the boy should be smarter than the girl.
3.    Girls are always trying to manipulate boys.
4.    In a dating relationship‚ the boy and girl should have about equal power.
5.    Swearing is worse for a girl than for a boy.
6.    On a date‚ the boy should be expected to pay all expenses.
7.    In general‚ the father should have greater authority than the mother in making family decisions.
8.    It is all right for a girl to ask a boy out on a date.
9.    It is more important for boys than girls to do well in school.
10.If both husband and wife have jobs‚ the husband should do a share of the house-work such as Washing dishes and doing the laundry.
11.Girls should have the same freedom as boys.
 
SOURCE

Foshee VA‚ Linder F‚ MacDougall JE‚ Bangdiwala S. (2001). Gender differences in the longitudinal predictors of adolescent dating violence.PreventiveMedicine‚ 32(2): 128-41.

Foshee‚ V.‚ K.E. Bauman‚ X.B. Arriaga‚ R.W. Helms‚ G.G. Koch‚ and G.F. Linder. (1998). An Evaluation of Safe Dates‚ an Adolescent Dating ViolencePrevention Program. American Journal of Public Health‚ 88‚ pp. 45-50.