Short Hypermasculine Values Questionnaire (HVQ-S)

The Short Hypermasculine Values Questionnaire (HVQ-S) is a 16-item measure of stereotypically masculine values among men working in a variety of fields. This is a shortened version of the 26-item Hypermasculine Values Questionnaire.


Geographies Tested: United Kingdom

Populations Included: Male

Age Range: Adults


1. Wife-swapping is fine as long as both men agree. ‚Äč
2. Men who take part in yoga or ballet deserve to be ridiculed.
3. Real mean don't back away from barroom confrontations.
4. Women do not necessarily go for mach-looking males.*
5. It's a good thing for men to cry.*
6. Sex is essentially a passive activity for women.
7. There's no such thing as a good war.*
8. 'Nuke the bastards' is the only response sometimes.
9. Some of the 'initiation' ceremonies in all-male institutions such as the army are dangerous and should be stopped.*
10. Heavy drinking is a problem not a sign of masculinity.*
11. A lot of nonsense is talked about sexual technique, you're either adequate or you're not.
12. There are too many wimps and cowards around today.
13. Nursing is a perfectly acceptable occupation for a man.*
14. It is acceptable for a man to complain or even cry when he is in pain.*
15. Men should not regard women as sex objects.*
16. There's too much nonsense talked about so-called sexual harassment.

*Items are reverse scored

Response Options:
7-point Likert scale

Scoring Procedures

The mean of all item scores is calculated for the total measure score.

Original Citation

Archer, J. (2010). Derivation and assessment of a hypermasculine values questionnaire. British Journal of Social Psychology, 49(Pt 3), 525-551.

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