Sex-typed scores, masculine and feminine, are the result of scoring above the median in one gender and below the median in the other. The gender schema is the structure of spontaneously sorting people, characteristics, and behaviours into feminine and masculine categories.
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You can download the BSRI measure from various places on the web, but it is not clear whether it can be freely used for research purposes.
Bem also proposed a gender schema theory to account for sex related cognitive processing. This Collection. The fourth type of score, undifferentiated, was seen as the result of extremely low masculine and feminine traits. Subscribe today. The current study identified sex differences in meaning constructions, including the contexts in which meanings were situated.
It has been argued it is still a valid measure today by some cf. The scale has been debated much, and it is recommended to carefully read the background literature, such as the Hoffman and Borders paper. The BSRI measures the extent to which individuals spontaneously organize information, especially about the self, on the basis of gender and thus is a key component of gender schema theory.
Hidden categories: All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Articles with permanently dead external links. In American psychologist Sandra L. The scoring of the BSRI by design does not treat the masculine and feminine items as clustering at opposite ends of a linear continuum; rather, they are treated as measures of two independent scales.