The Russian Version of the Short Gender Role Beliefs Scale (GRBS)



Objective. Translation, adaptation and psychometric verification of the 10-item Gender Role Beliefs Scale for Russian-speaking respondents. Background. A short version of GRBS was developed in 2012 by American psychologists M. Brown and N. Gladstone from New York University. The basis was the popular questionnaire of gender roles, de¬veloped in 1996. M. Brown and N. Gladstone reduced it to 10 items and tested it for reliability and validity. Study design. The study was conducted on the Internet based on self-selected Web surveys and subsequent sampling. Participants. The sample included 400 respondents (41% of men and 59% of women). Half of the respondents were middle-aged Russians, from 26 to 35 years old, 66% of the respondents had higher education. Measurements. For data processing, factor and descriptive analysis and suitability analysis of the scale (a Cronbach) were used. For statistical data processing, the IBM SPSS Statistics 22 program was used. Results. The results showed an identity of the factor structure with the original and sufficient consistency of the Russian version of the scale. The Russian version also showed a sufficient level of construct validity. Conclusions. A short scale of gender role beliefs can be used in the study of traditional ideology about the roles of men and women existing in modern society. The shortness of the scale allows to include it in a series of other questionnaires and conduct online research on large samples.

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Keywords: Sex-role ideology, current understanding of gender roles, traditional understanding of gender roles, psychometrics, gender differences

Journal rubric: Methodological Tools

Article type: scientific article


Funding. The study was carried out as part of the state assignment of Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education

For citation: Mdivani M.O., Lidskaya E.V. The Russian Version of the Short Gender Role Beliefs Scale (GRBS). Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2020. Vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 185–195. DOI: 10.17759/sps.2020110312. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Marina O. Mdivani, PhD in Psychology, Leading Research Associate, Laboratory of developmental ecopsychology and psychodydactics, Federal Scientific Center of Psychological and Multidisciplinary Research, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Eleonora V. Lidskaya, Junior researcher, Laboratory of ecopsychology of development and psychodidactics, FSBSI “Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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