Views Read Edit View history. BSRI, also has demonstrated high test-retest reliability. Gender is linked to roles and behaviors expected of men and women in a particular culture at a specific time, and may be influenced by education and socioeconomic status.
San Diego: Academic Press; pp. View author publications. Subscription will auto renew annually. Streiner DL Starting at the beginning: An introduction to coefficient alpha and internal consistency. Race, gender, and work: A multicultural economic history of women in the U. In fact a higher percentage of both males and females were classified as either androgynous or undifferentiated than those classified in traditional gender roles of masculine and feminine.
When it is considered, the most commonly used and repeatedly validated measure of gender roles is the Bem Sex Role Inventory BSRI developed 4 decades ago [ 3 ].
Three hundred participants were randomly sampled from among community dwelling adults older than 64 years living in Natal, the capital of the province Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Gender is often overlooked in studies of aging populations.
Table 3 Factor Analysis pattern matrix 12 items.
This version demonstrated strong psychometric properties, in some cases better than the original 60 item BSRI [ 13 , 15 , 16 ]. Gender, however, is not fixed or static but varies across time and place making repeated validation of measures such as the BSRI necessary as characteristics of any population studied vary [ 22 ].
Lenney E Sex role: The measurement of masculinity, femininity and androgyny.