Sex Roles

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Latent structure of the Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale: Confirmatory factor analyses

  • Lynda A. King
  • Daniel W. King
  • David M. Gudanowski
  • Casey T. Taft


The dimensionality of alternate forms of the Sex-Role Egalitarianism Scale (SRES) was assessed using confirmatory factor analysis. The subjects, predominantly Caucasian students from seven colleges in the United States and Canada, completed Form B (n = 1,351) and Form K (n = 633) of the instrument. A series of hierarchically nested measurement models was specified and evaluated. A hypothesized two-factor, second-order solution was deemed most appropriate for both forms: a higher order “Intimate Relationship Egalitarianism” factor that subsumes three first-order domain factors (marital, parental, and social-interpersonal-heterosexual roles) and a higher-order “Formal Relationship Egalitarianism” factor that subsumes two first-order domain factors (educational and employment roles).


Confirmatory Factor Analysis Gender Role Attitude Multivariate Behavioral Research Female Executive Relationship Egalitarianism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lynda A. King
    • 1
  • Daniel W. King
    • 1
  • David M. Gudanowski
    • 2
  • Casey T. Taft
    • 1
  1. 1.National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress DisorderBoston Veterans Affairs Medical CenterUSA
  2. 2.Central Michigan UniversityUSA

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