Publication


Jessica Gabriele Walter
The adequacy of measures of gender roles attitudes: a review of current measures in omnibus surveys.
Quality & Quantity, 2018
URL, JabRef BibTex, Abstract
The measures of attitudes toward gender roles included in many representative international and national omnibus surveys were developed mostly in the 1970s and 1980s with a focus on the male breadwinner model. This article deals with the issue of whether the measures provided in these omnibus surveys need to be adjusted to specific social changes. A review of these measures has found that adjustments have occurred in a limited way that focused on the role of women and disregarded the role of men. Furthermore, most of these measures only examined the traditional roles of men and women. More egalitarian role models have not been considered sufficiently. In addition, most items that have been measured are phrased in a general form and, for example, do not specify parents’ employment or the ages of children. A specification of these aspects of measurement would help to clarify the conceptual meaning of the results and increase the possibility of more accurately analyzing gender role attitudes over time.

Reference


@article{Walter2018a,
  author = {Jessica Gabriele Walter},
  title = {The adequacy of measures of gender roles attitudes: a review of current measures in omnibus surveys.},
  year = {2018},
  journal = {Quality & Quantity},
  volume = {52},
  number = {2},
  pages = {829-848},
  url = {https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5847156/},
  timestamp = {30.10.2018},
  abstract = {The measures of attitudes toward gender roles included in many representative international and national omnibus surveys were developed mostly in the 1970s and 1980s with a focus on the male breadwinner model. This article deals with the issue of whether the measures provided in these omnibus surveys need to be adjusted to specific social changes. A review of these measures has found that adjustments have occurred in a limited way that focused on the role of women and disregarded the role of men. Furthermore, most of these measures only examined the traditional roles of men and women. More egalitarian role models have not been considered sufficiently. In addition, most items that have been measured are phrased in a general form and, for example, do not specify parents’ employment or the ages of children. A specification of these aspects of measurement would help to clarify the conceptual meaning of the results and increase the possibility of more accurately analyzing gender role attitudes over time.}
}
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