After all, one could argue and people have that the very nature of the BSRI only reinforces gender stereotypes by categorizing human personality traits — which are not intrinsically gendered — as masculine or feminine. Mulhern, J. Bem, a proponent of androgyny theory, recognized that an individual could express both feminine and masculine characteristics and constructed a sex-role inventory.
Phillips What about cheerfulness? All other 58 traits were either regarded as gender-neutral or lacked the consensus to categorize as one gender or the other. References Bem, S. But although the BSRI was intended to question traditional distinctions of gender, the test has been criticized for having the opposite effect.
Bem Sex-Role Inventory.
View author publications. Glazer, C. She described those individuals as androgynous. The BSRI remained a valid tool in social psychological research in the early 21st century, despite concerns about changing perceptions of masculine and feminine gender roles.
The measurement of psychological androgyny.
The masculinity score is the average of the ratings on the 20 masculine items, and the femininity score is the average of the ratings on the 20 feminine items. Submit Feedback. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology , The above Hoffman and Borders paper is much better, but this one just lists the items easily: Retrieved from.
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