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Male Role Norms Scale

The Male Role Norms Scale (MRNS) was developed using items from Brannon and Juni (1984) to measure clusters of male role norms and their relation to selected attitudes toward women.

Developed by:

Edward H. Thompson Jr (Holy Cross College), Joseph H. Pleck (Wellesley College Center for Research on Women)

Measure domains:




Items and subscales:

57 items
3 subscales

Cronbach's alpha:

Status Scale: 0.81
Toughness Scale: 0.74
Antifemininity Scale: 0.76

Study population(s):

Men under 30 years of age attending liberal arts colleges in New England.

Measure validated?:


Link(s) to Validation Study and/or Measure:

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North America, United States, New England