Compendium of

Gender Scales

Gender Beliefs Scale

Scale Objective

To measure traditional and more progressive beliefs about gender roles

Type(s) of Behavior or Outcomes Predicted

HIV-risk behavior (e.g., multiple sexual partners)

Number of Items and Subscales

8 items

Scale Items

Response options for these items were: strongly agree, agree, disagree, and strongly disagree.

Scoring Procedures

Response categories for scale items were scored so that high scores represented more progressive beliefs about gender roles and low scores represented more traditional beliefs.

Psychometrics Used in Scale Construction

Estimate of internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) = .73

Type(s) of Statistics Used to Test Predictive Validity

Multivariate logistic regression

Used with Women


Used with Men


Country or Countries Where Tested or Applied

South Africa



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