Gender - BSRI

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  • Gender - Androgyny & BSRI
    • Androgyny - balance of female and male chacteristics
      • Bem suggested high androgyny is associated with psychological well-being
    • BSRI
      • 20 feminine, 20 masculine and 20 neutral traits
      • 7 point rating scale
      • 4 categories
        • masculine - low femininity score and high masculinity
        • feminine - low masculinity score and high femininity
        • androgynous - high on both
        • unclassified
    • AO3
      • BSRI is VALID and RELIABLE
        • 50 males and 50 females judged 200 traits. Pilot study on 1000 students
      • links between well-being and androgyny are challenged
        • ADAMS & SHERER (1985) - displaying more masc. traits in westen society is highly valued in western society.
      • can't be reduced to a single score
        • GOLOMBUCK & FIVUSH  (1994) -GI is a more global context
      • temporal and cultural validity
        • developed over 40 years ago and judges were all from the US

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