ERIC Number: EJ254470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Androgyny Versus Gender Schema: A Comment on Bem's Gender Schema Theory.
Spence, Janet T.; Helmreich, Robert L.
Psychological Review, v88 n4 p365-68 Jul 1981
A logical contradiction in Bem's (1981) theory is outlined. The Bem Sex Role Inventory cannot measure a unidimensional construct, gender schema, and two independent constructs--masculinity and femininity. Such instruments measure self-images of instrumental and expressive personality traits which show little relationship to the constructs discussed by Bem. (Author/RD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Bem Sex Role Inventory