The Gender-Related Attributes Survey (GERAS)-Femininity is a 25-item measure that can be used to assess gender-related attributes across multiple facets in gender and sex-difference research. The survey ask participants to assess various characteristics, personality traits, and interests. Items are separated into 3 subscales: personality, cognition, and activities and interests.
Geographies Tested: Austria,Germany
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
How relevantstereotypicalsocially desirable is this item for describing gender differencesfor a woman?
Activities and Interests
7-point Likert scale
Not at all - 1
Very - 1
Item scores are averaged for each subscale. For the total scale score, the average of the 3 subscale scores is calculated.
Gruber, F. M., Distlberger, E., Scherndl, T., Ortner, T. M., & Pletzer, B. (2020). Psychometric properties of the multifaceted Gender-Related Attributes Survey (GERAS). European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 36(4), 612-623. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000528
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