A Psychometric Evaluation of the Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale with African Americans

Research paper by LaVerne A. Berkel

Indexed on: 01 May '04Published on: 01 May '04Published in: Sex roles


The purpose of this study was to assess the psychometric properties of the Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale—KK (King & King, 1990) in a sample of 171 African American college students. Examination of the Cronbach alpha reliability coefficients suggested that the SRES—KK is a reliable measure of gender role attitudes for African Americans. The construct validity of the instrument was assessed and supported by an examination of differences between men's and women's scores. The results of the study support the use of the SRES-KK with African American samples. Implications and future directions for research are discussed.