Assessing the Current Validity of the Bem Sex-Role Inventory

@article{Holt1998AssessingTC,
  title={Assessing the Current Validity of the Bem Sex-Role Inventory},
  author={Cheryl L. Holt and Jon B. Ellis},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  year={1998},
  volume={39},
  pages={929-941}
}
The Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BSRI) is a widelyused instrument in measuring gender role perceptions.Recent concerns regarding the validity of the adjectiveshave arisen as changes in the roles of men and women have occurred in American society sincethe 1970's. A partial replication of the method that Bem(1974) used to validate the masculine and feminineadjectives comprising the instrument was conducted. All but two of the adjectives were validatedusing Bem's criteria. These findings suggest that… Expand

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