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ERIC Number: ED177187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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A Factor Analysis of the BSRI and the PAQ.
Edwards, Teresa A.; And Others
Factor analysis of the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) and the Personality Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ) was undertaken to study the independence of the masculine and feminine scales within each instrument. Both instruments were administered to undergraduate education majors. Analysis of primary first and second order factors of the BSRI indicated that no masculine or feminine factor existed for the instrument as a whole, although several factors appeared to be sex-typed. First order factors were empathy, leadership, trustworthiness, independence, assertiveness, and unpredictable self-centeredness. The BSRI also contained items reflecting social desirability. Factor analysis of the PAQ did not show separate and independent masculine and feminine scales, and only the empathy factor appeared to be sex-typed. Other first order factors were emotion, aggressiveness, and self confidence. Although both questionnaires were based on the assumption of independent male and female scales for conceptual and psychometric purposes, these independent factors were not identified in this study. (MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Bem Sex Role Inventory; Personality Attributes Questionnaire
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (86th, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 28-September 1, 1978)