gender role

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gender role

the social expectations arising from conceptions surrounding GENDER and the behavioural expression of these, including forms of speech, mannerisms, demeanour, dress and gesture (see also GENDER IDENTITY). Masculine and feminine ideas are often deemed to be mutually exclusive, and in some societies the role behaviours may be polarized, e.g. the equation of passivity with the feminine role, and activity with the masculine role. Prescriptions concerning gender role behaviour are particularly apparent in the sexual division of labour in male and female work situations (see also DUAL LABOUR MARKET).
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Exploratory and confirmatory studies of the structure of the Bem Sex Role Inventory short form with two divergent samples.
Behavioral science research in Turkey Social BEM Sex Role Inventory standardization study of the Turkish Society].
Assessing the current validity of the Bem Sex Role Inventory.
Asi disena en 1974 el Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) con el objeto de indagar empiricamente el concepto de "androginidad psicologica", definida como la integracion intrasubjetiva de aspectos femeninos y masculinos.
Categorization agreement of the Personality (sic) Attributes Questionnaire and the Bem Sex Role Inventory.
Here we used three measures of evaluation composed of positive traits differentially relevant to male and female gender groups: masculinity (male-relevant) and femininity (female-relevant) measures adapted from the short-form Bem Sex Role Inventory (Bern, 1981) and a measure of social desirability (not specific to either gender).
The Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI; Bem, 1974) is a 60-item measure that treats masculinity and femininity as independent dimensions.
Two tasks on which sex differences are strongly asserted, a scale of sexual attitudes and a mental rotations test, were correlated with the Bem Sex Role Inventory to see if gender roles would predict the observed sex differences.
Despite extensive criticism and the development of newer measures, the gender role orientation instruments that were developed in the 1970s remain quite popular today, and I focus specific attention on them, particularly the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI; Bem, 1974).
This article examines the sex role attributes of this population of women as compared to a predominately White normative group using the short form of the Bem Sex Role Inventory.
Bem Sex Role Inventory (Bem, 1974) Participants rated themselves (7 = very much like me, 1= not at all like me) on each of 20 traits considered to be desirable for males and each of 20 traits considered to be desirable for females from which were derived "masculinity" and "femininity" scores for both sexes (possible range 20-140 for each score).
In order to identify such sex-typed individuals, Bem created the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI).