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ERIC Number: ED211533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Bem Sex-Role Inventory and Jackson's Personality Rating Factors Scores on Students in Tennis and Fencing Classes.
Hoferek, M. J.; And Others
As the traditional bipolar sex-role stereotypes are being reconsidered, psychometric instruments are being developed to assess the alternative sex-role models and to allow the new concepts to be operationalized. Androgyny is an increasingly accepted framework that departs from the traditional bipolar sex-role model. This study was conducted to: (1) cross-validate the Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI) and the Jackson Personality Rating Form's Masculinity and Femininity Scales; (2) relate the androgyny concept to physical education; and (3) examine the self-esteem of active, female students. Seventy-eight students who were voluntarily enrolled in physical education courses at a large university filled out two instruments, the BSRI and the PRF. Based on the results, it was concluded that the BSRI seems to be a valid instrument for general physical education students. The distribution of individuals by sex-role self-definition categories did not depart from the norms. Student self-esteem scores were at least as high as the norms and appear to be linked with masculine characteristics. (Authors/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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