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ERIC Number: ED380491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Pages: 21
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The Factor Structure of the Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI): A Confirmatory Analysis.
Campbell, Todd; And Others
In the early 1970s A. Constantinople wrote a seminal article that led to the development of the construct of psychological androgyny. The Bem Sex-Role Inventory is a popular measure of the construct, but the measure remains controversial. The construct validity of scores from the measure was explored using confirmatory factor analysis on data from 791 college students. Neither a model positing zero factors nor a model positing a single factor fit the data. The correlation between the two factors identified was negligible, suggesting that the two constructs may be orthogonal. Fit statistics presented do not make one optimistic about the validity of scores from the measure, at least when computed with conventional scoring keys. More favorable results might be obtained from the short form of the measure. Two tables are provided. One appendix presents the analysis of the correlation matrix, and the other gives parameter estimates. (Contains 23 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Bem Sex Role Inventory