Gorsuch RL Factor analysis 2nd ed. A personality characteristic was categorized as feminine if it was independently judged, using a 7 point scale, by both females and males to be significantly more desirable for women than for men [ 11 ] and vice versa for masculine characteristics.
Research on education, SES and gender may reveal the extent to which socioeconomic deprivation impacts gender. Were these results supposed to be revelatory somehow? The lack of differentiation according to physiological sex between gender roles may have been due to the translation of the instrument, classification method or the low education and socioeconomic status of our participants.
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Bem sex role inventory BSRI main survey library copyright. Beverly Hills: Sage Publishing House. Results The participants, 80 men, women were 65—99 years old average Sex Roles — Dev Psychol This is an interactive personality test measuring masculinity and femininity or gendered personality traits modeled on the Bem Sex-Role Inventory.
This version demonstrated strong psychometric properties, in some cases better than the original 60 item BSRI [ 131516 ]. It may be that over the decades and with changes in gender roles the BSRI will require modification to better reflect social expectations of men and women.
After completing the survey, I got my results:. Pedhazur Using a short version of only instrumental items in a thirteen nation study with 6, participants, mean age Views Read Edit View history. When Bem designed the BSRI in the early s, she surveyed undergrads about socially desirable traits for men and women, and they agreed with the ones she included.
Bem also proposed a gender schema theory to account for sex related cognitive processing. Kaiser HF The application of electronic computers to factor analysis. It was published in Finally, those who were equal to or higher than the median on the masculine scale and lower on the feminine scale were classified as masculine see Figure 2.