Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Gender Roles (20th century)

http://garote.bdmonkeys.net/bsri.html


Take the Bem Sex-Role Inventory
You can take the Bem Sex-Role Inventory online - with instant scoring (write down your numbers when the pop-up results screen comes up, it doesn't save them for you). This was one of the most widely used gender scales (and may still be). A 25-year re-evaluation suggested it needs to be revised - not sure if it was or not - seemed pretty sex-role traditional to me.

Here is a brief summary on interpreting your results (more is available at their website):
Find out your sex type by consulting the following chart.
Masculinity greater than 4.9 and Femininity greater than 4.9 = Androgynous
Masculinity greater than 4.9 and Femininity less than 4.9 = Male sex-typed
Masculinity less than 4.9 and Femininity greater than 4.9 = Female sex-typed
Masculinity less than 4.9 and Femininity less than 4.9 - Undifferentiated
The publisher of The Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) describes the purpose of the test in this way:
"The Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) provides independent assessments of masculinity and femininity in terms of the respondent’s self-reported possession of socially desirable, stereotypically masculine and feminine personality characteristics. This can also be seen as a measurement of the extent to which respondents spontaneously sort self-relevant information into distinct masculine and feminine categories. The self administering 60-item questionnaire measures masculinity, femininity, androgyny, and undifferentiated, using the Masculinity and Femininity scales." - http://www.mindgarden.com/products/bemss.htm
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1 comment:

Glaucus said...

http://masculineheart.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/take-bem-sex-role-inventory.html