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ERIC Number: ED262353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
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Sex Differences in Role Patterns of College Students.
Fleming, James S.; And Others
Much of the sex role research published in the late seventies was concerned with measuring masculinity and femininity, based on stereotyped trait ratings using tests like the Bem Sex Role Inventory or the Personal Attributes Questionnaire. In response to the need for a wider variety of measures, the Activities Inventory (AI), a checklist of everyday behaviors in which college students might be expected to engage, was developed. Based on initial responses to this instrument, a revised version, the AI-2, was developed as an 80-item inventory with a five-point step scale of frequencies format. The AI-2 was administered to 124 female and 75 male college students. A comparison of factors determined separately by sex revealed seven similar factors. Reliable scales were formed by summation of items matched on both factors: Relating to Significant Other, Religiosity, Personal Care, Home Care, Fixit Person, Sports Involvement, and Scholastic Activities. Three factors (Relating to Significant Other, Religiosity, and Home Care) previously reported for a female sample (Fleming, 1984) were replicated for both sexes. Based on sex differences in means, four of the behavior scales (Personal Care, Home Care, Fixit Person, Sports Involvement) appear promising as sex roles scales based on perceived behavior frequencies. (Four data tables are included.) (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A