Journal of Personality and Social PsychologyThe following paper is open access and explains the test very well read here : F. Legal stuff You can download the BSRI bem sex role inventory scoring key for regents in Memphis from various places on the web, but it is not clear whether it can be freely used for research purposes.
Subsequent analyses by Bem and others have supported the claim that masculinity and femininity are logically and empirically independent. Colley, G. This measure has not been without criticism see referencesand one can question its usefulness. Both Brazilian and Canadian researchers performed back translation [ 24 ].
The BSRI has been used, for example, in Zimbabwe [ 20 ], Japan, and China [ 21 ] with good validity and reliability when a few items were removed to improve cultural fit. J Gerontol Written informed consent was granted by all participants. To establish a priori criteria, if the differences between loading on two or more factors were smaller than 0.
The BSRI has been used with participants across cultures and countries, but rarely in an older population in Brazil, as we have done in this study.
This method was used in a recent study of an elderly population [ 19 ] and avoids methodological issues that occur when other approaches are used [ 37 ]. It would appear that the gender role differentiation power of BSRI was not as strong statistically in our research as in a number of earlier studies.
Holt, C. Scholars used the BSRI as a predictor of adult mental healthparental behaviours, marital intimacy, marital satisfaction, and division of household behaviour. Shorter versions of the BSRI are common.
They did find that androgyny was significantly associated with life satisfaction and general wellbeing. The Open Sex Role Inventory was developed as open source, modernized measure of masculinity and femininity. Received Aug 8; Accepted Aug The inter-factor correlation 0.
Blackman S Comment on three methods of scoring androgyny as a continuous variable. Data Analysis Descriptive To obtain a general overview of the population under study, descriptive statistics for each category of SES were calculated.