A portion of the information contained in this article was adapted from the manual for the Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale, © 1993, Sigma Assessment Systems, Port Huron, MI 48061. Reproduced by permission.
SEX-ROLE EGALITARIANISM SCALE
Development, Psychometric Properties, and Recommendations for Future Research
Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 71–87, March 1997
How to Cite
King, L. A. and King, D. W. (1997), SEX-ROLE EGALITARIANISM SCALE. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 21: 71–87. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.1997.tb00101.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 28 JUL 2006
- First draft received: September 15, 1996 Final draft accepted: September 26, 1996
The Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale (SRES) was developed to measure attitudes toward the equality of women and men across content domains representing marital, parental, employment, social–interpersonal–heterosexual, and educational roles. The instrument exists in four versions: two alternate 95-item full forms and two alternate 25-item abbreviated forms. Reliability indices derived from a classical test-theory approach, multifaceted generalizability procedures, and an item-response theory-based analysis all support consistency or precision of measurement. Evidence for convergent, discriminant, and nomological validity is presented, along with a series of recommendations for future psychometric and substantive research using the scale.