Validity of the Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale: Two replication studies

Research paper by Lynda A. King, Daniel W. King, D. Bruce Carter, Carol Ryan Surface, Kim Stepanski

Indexed on: 01 Sep '94Published on: 01 Sep '94Published in: Sex roles


To enhance the construct validity of the Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale (SRES), two replications of earlier validity studies were undertaken. Samples were from several college campuses and primarily Caucasian. In Study 1, multiple regression analyses confirmed a hypothesized curvilinear relationship between scores on the SRES and scores on the MacDonald Sex Role Survey, a measure of gender role ideology regarding women. In Study 2, the expectation that SRES would share a relatively small amount of total variance with both the Femininity/Expressiveness and Masculinity/Instrumentality trait subscales of the Personal Attributes Questionnaire was supported. Both sets of results are consistent with earlier validity research using different measures.