The measurement of gender role behaviour in pre-school children: a research note

J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 1993 Jul;34(5):805-11. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.1993.tb01072.x.


The development and construction of a new psychometric scale, the Pre-School Activities Inventory (PSAI) for the assessment of gender role behaviour in young children, is reported. The test specification, piloting and item analysis are described. Data are also given on reliability and on the various validation procedures used, as well as on age standardization and norming.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Child Behavior*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Gender Identity*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Personality Inventory* / statistics & numerical data
  • Psychometrics
  • Sex Factors
  • Stereotyping