The Bem Sex Role Inventory (BEM, also known as BSRI) provides independent assessments of masculinity and femininity in terms of the respondent’s self-reported possession of socially desirable, stereotypically masculine and feminine personality characteristics. This can also be seen as a measurement of the extent to which respondents spontaneously sort self-relevant information into distinct masculine and feminine categories. The self administering sixty-item questionnaire measures masculinity, femininity, androgyny, and undifferentiated, using the Masculinity and Femininity scales.
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Features of the BEM
Purpose: Measure of androgyny and gender role.
Length: 60 items (BSRI Short Form has 30 items)
Average completion time: 10 minutes
Target population: 16 years and older
Administration: For individual or group administration
Provides independent assessments of masculinity and femininity through self-reported possession of socially desirable, stereotypically masculine and feminine personality traits.
Measures the extent to which respondents spontaneously sort self-relevant information into distinct masculine and feminine categories (under Sandra Bem's gender schema theory).
Uses of the BEM
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