ERIC Number: ED441811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
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A Factor Analysis of the Bem Sex Role Inventory and the Personal Attributes Questionnaire.
Choi, Namok; Jenkins, Stephen J.
This study investigated the dimensions of sex role orientation measured by the revised Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI; S. Bem, 1974) and the revised Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ; J. Spence, R. Helmreich, and J. Strapp, 1975). Participants were 651 undergraduates in introductory psychology courses. The sample was approximately 50% male and 50% female. Overall, items from the two measures formed six distinctive factors. Findings of the study indicate that masculinity/femininity measured by the BSRI and the PAQ have more traditional dimensions, such as independent, confident, and aggressive under masculinity, and relations, expressive, and emotional under femininity. A redefinition of sex role orientation is a possible implication of this study. (Contains 4 tables and 14 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Personal Attributes Questionnaire