ERIC Number: ED418356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
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The Gender Role Conflict Scale: Enhancing the Interpretation of Confirmatory Factor Analysis through Follow-Up Exploratory Factor Procedures.
Rogers, James R.; Rando, Robert A.
This report provides a basis for understanding the confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) results on the Gender Role Conflict Scale (GRCS) through exploratory factor procedures. Recently, researchers have expanded the available psychometric information on the GRCS through the application of CFA procedures to the hypothesized four-factor model. The four hypothesized factors of the GRCS reflect the four sub-scales of: (1) success, power, and competition; (2) restrictive emotionality; (3) restrictive affectionate behavior between men; and (4) conflict between work and family relations. The study is in two parts. Sample 1 consisted of 198 male undergraduate and graduate students ranging in age from 16-39. The students' ethnicities were White, Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Native American. Sample 2 involved 486 male graduate and undergraduate students ranging in age from 17-48 years. The categories were the same as in sample 1. Participants completed the 37-item, self-reporting GRCS. Results of the exploratory factor analysis provide additional support for the established four-factor model of the GRCS; however, some items can be rewritten to be more pure measures. Claims that the authors and/or users of the GRCS will need to determine if the costs of the revision process will be worth the benefits. (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Confirmatory Factor Analysis; Exploratory Factor Analysis; Gender Role Conflict Scale