A short form of the Bem Sex Role Inventory

G. M. Andrew, M. W. Ross

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This paper briefly reviews the development and use of double-continual scales for the measurement of masculinity and femininity, and points out some of the problems which are inherent in the most widely used of these, the Bem Sex Role Inventory. Results of factor analytic studies on this scale indicate that the scale is capable of considerable refinement and shortening. This study reports the results of such a shortening and refinement (from 60 to 12 items) to enable the scale to be used as a clinical instrument with purer factors measuring masculinity and femininity. The scale should thus come within the reach of the clinician who requires a brief assessment of sex role as well as the researcher.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-566
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Psychiatric Treatment and Evaluation
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981


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