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Title: The short form BSRI: Instrumentality, expressiveness and gender associations among a United Kingdom sample
Authors: Colley, Ann
Mulhern, Gerry
Maltby, John
Wood, Alex M
Contact Email: alex.wood@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Gender
Expressiveness
Instrumentality
Gender roles
Issue Date: Feb-2009
Publisher: Elsevier for the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences
Citation: Colley A, Mulhern G, Maltby J & Wood AM (2009) The short form BSRI: Instrumentality, expressiveness and gender associations among a United Kingdom sample, Personality and Individual Differences, 46 (3), pp. 384-387.
Abstract: The structure of the short form Bern Sex Role Inventory (Bem, 1981) was examined in two UK samples of 214 women and 166 men, and 215 women and 166 men, respectively, aged 17-22 years. A confirmatory factor analysis of the masculinity and femininity items for the first sample produced a poor fit. An exploratory factor analysis of the data from this sample produced a 3 factor solution which, together with the original 2 factor solution was examined in confirmatory factor analyses of the data from the second sample. Neither produced a good fit, although the 3 factor solution was better. Gender differences in factor loadings were examined in a further multigroup CFA, which demonstrated that an unconstrained model produced a better fit than a constrained one. The findings suggest that when using the BSRI it would be prudent to examine underlying factor loadings.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/12159
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2008.11.005
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Affiliation: University of Leicester
Queen's University Belfast
University of Leicester
Socio-Management

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