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The rivalry with same-sex others over access to mates is measured with seven, seven-point Likert-type items.

Using six items, this scale not only measures how strongly a person identifies with a particular gender but how important that identity is to his/her self-image.

The degree to which a person describes a person as having traits stereotypically associated with females is measured in this scale with three, five-point unipolar items.

The scale uses three, five-point unipolar items to measure how much a person describes someone as having traits stereotypically associated with males.

One’s attitude about which of the two genders is needier and requires more care is measured with three, nine-point items.  The questions are phrased in terms of “boys” and “girls.”

Three, eight-point items are used to measure a person’s belief regarding which gender provides parents with more grandchildren.  The questions are phrased in terms of “boys” and “girls.”

Six, seven-point Likert-type items are used to measure a person’s belief that being concerned about eating healthy is not masculine and is more typical of women than men.

Eight, five-point semantic-differentials are used to measure a person's expression of self-assertive personality traits.  While the traits could be possessed by either sex, they are stereotypically associated with males.

Using eight, five-point semantic-differentials, the scale measures a person's expression of interpersonal personality traits.  While the traits could be possessed by either sex, they are stereotypically associated with females. 

A personality-type factor having to do with femininity and glamor traits is measured in this scale using three, seven-point unipolar items.