Male Role Norms Scale (MRNS)
The Male Norms Scale (MRNS) assesses respondents' agreement with 26 belief statements about men's expected behavior. The items were derived from Brannon & Junni's (1984) scale measuring attitudes towards masculinity. The scale includes three sub-scales: Male Status, Toughness, and Anti-femininity.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Male
*Items are reverse coded
7-point Likert scale
Very strongly disagree - 1
Very strongly agree - 7
The summary scale score is computed as the average of the responses to all the items. Higher scores indicate more traditional attitudes toward male gender norms. Items 19 and 25 were reverse coded.
Thompson, E. H., & Pleck, J. H. (1986). The structure of male role norms. American Behavioral Scientist, 29(5), 531-543. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F000276486029005003