She described those individuals as androgynous. Gender is often overlooked in studies of aging populations. Were these results supposed to be revelatory somehow? The variation between men and women in the gender classifications was not statistically significant. Twenge JM Changes in masculine and feminine traits over time: a meta-analysis.
The BSRI takes about 15 minutes to complete. The reason for choosing orthogonal solution over oblique solution was that gender constructs extracted in initial analyses were not correlated [ 33 ].
They did find that androgyny was significantly associated with life satisfaction and general wellbeing. After all, one could argue and people have that the very nature of the BSRI only reinforces gender stereotypes by categorizing human personality traits — which are not intrinsically gendered — as masculine or feminine.
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Masculinity how masculine is your psychological profile Femininity how feminine is your psychological profile. Needless to say, I approached my results with a fair dose of skepticism. Specifically, the short form removed some feminine traits that could be seen as less socially desirable such as "gullible" and "childlike".
The fourth type of score, undifferentiated, was seen as the result of extremely low masculine and feminine traits.
Sex Roles 7 : Using only sex in research automatically dichotomizes a population. Gender, however, is not fixed or static but varies across time and place making repeated validation of measures such as the BSRI necessary as characteristics of any population studied vary [ 22 ]. Stereotypical masculine and feminine traits were found by surveying Stanford undergraduate students on which traits they found to be socially desirable for each sex.
Results are reported for the total population, as well as stratified by sex.