Gender Stereotyping among adolescents

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.
·         Relationships
·         Attitudes Towards Women
This instrument can be found on page 34-35 of Measures for the assessment of dimensions of violence against women: A compendium. Compiled by Michael Flood‚ 5 November 2008. available online at:
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Point values for items are assigned as follows:
Strongly agree = 4
Agree = 3
Disagree = 2
Strongly disagree = 1
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.
Gender stereotyping among adolescents
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.
Gender stereotyping among adolescents
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.

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.