ERIC Number: ED221603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-11
Reference Count: 0
Factor Analysis of the Bem Sex-Role Inventory Using Data from Physical Educators.
Hoferek, Mary J.
A factor analysis, using the varimax rotated procedure, was conducted on Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI) data from a random sampling of the national physical education organizations mailing list of physical education teachers. Of 458 potential respondents, 302 returned questionnaires, of which 298 complete questionnaires were used in the analysis. Means and standard deviations were computed and the analysis indicated (1) the BSRI scales may be multidimensional, (2) there are sex differences in the factor structure of the BSRI, (3) the feminine and masculine scales of the BSRI are independent, and (4) the factor structure found with the physical education population is similar to the factor structure found with other populations. The results suggest the revised BSRI may be a stronger instrument for subsequent sex-role research. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Bem Sex Role Inventory; Varimax Procedures