Gender Norms Scales

The Gender Norms Scales Instrument was created using themes identified in narrative interviews with adolescents and parents in urban or peri-urban sites around the world by an international research team for the purpose of measuring gender norms among young adolescents internationally, filling a gap in available tools. In consists of sub-scales on these themes.

The Instrument was tested for face validity among 20 adolescents aged 10-14 in each of 15 poor urban or peri-urban sites around the world, pilot tested among 120 adolescents in 14 sites, and after revising, pilot tested again among 75 adolescents in 6 sites.