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ERIC Number: ED177188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Categorical Assignments of the BSRI and the PAQ.
Gaa, John P.; Liberman, Dov
The degree of agreement between the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) and the Personality Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ) in assigning sex role categories was investigated by administering both instruments to undergraduate education majors. As a result of scoring, subjects were classified as androgynous, masculine, feminine, or undifferentiated. It was concluded that the BSRI and the PAQ failed to identify large percentages of subjects as belonging to the same sex role categories; therefore, doubts were raised about the concept of androgyny, as well as the extent to which the different instruments measure the same constructs. There are problems in categorizing individuals differently according to the norms used, and in determining the actual sex role identity of individuals. (MH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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)