The Male Role Norms Inventory-Revised (MRNI-R) is a 39-item self-reported measure of individual beliefs about male gender norms. This scale a shortened version of the Male Role Norms Inventory measure (Levant et al., 2010). The items are separated into seven subscales: Restrictive Emotionality, Self-Reliance Through Mechanical Skills, Negativity Toward Sexual Minorities, Avoidance of Femininity, Importance of Sex, Toughness, and Dominance. Different aspects of male role norms captured by this scale include expression of emotions, physical appearance, and aggression.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
The MRNI-R and its seven subscales receive scores on a scale ranging from 1 to 7. Higher scores indicate more traditional gender role beliefs.
Levant, R. F., Rankin, T. J., Williams, C. M., Hasan, N. T., & Smalley, K. B. (2010). Evaluation of the factor structure and construct validity of scores on the Male Role Norms Inventory—Revised (MRNI-R). Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 11(1), 25.
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