ERIC Number: ED217054
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Discriminant Analysis Between Four Different Self Measures and Sex-Role Identity with Junior Year College Students.
Wallace, Gaylen R.; Goodwin-Adam, Sharon
A review of the literature concerning the relationship between sex role and self measure identity includes a discussion of issues confronted in measurement. The methodology and analyses of data for the study are explained. The research was designed to determine which self referent measure most effectively discriminates among sex role identities. Another objective was determination of self classification on a sex role identity measure. The Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI), the Personal Orientation Inventory subscales of self acceptance and self regard, the Self Esteem Questionnaire, and the Wallace Self Concept Scale were administered to a sample group of college juniors. Results indicated high scores on self measures for androgynous individuals are an integration of masculinity and femininity. The self concept measure was the most effective discriminator among sex role identities. The BSRI placed subjects in approximately equal numbers in categories of androgyny, masculinity, femininity, and undifferentiated. The integration of masculinity and femininity is associated with high ratings on self measures. BSRI requires a classification procedure, therefore discriminant analysis was used. The limitations on the generalizability of the study included the ex post facto design, disproportionate classifications in the sample, and data contradictory to several other studies. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bem Sex Role Inventory; Masculinity Femininity Variable; Personal Orientation Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).