Download citation. Masculinity how masculine is your psychological profile Femininity how feminine is your psychological profile. Chrisler, C. Androgynous individuals do not use sex-role related schemas to guide their information processing. Bem reports similar masculinity coefficient alphas and higher femininity coefficient alphas with this form.
Gender schema theory does not emphasize the degree to which an individual is masculine or feminine, but rather the extent to which they process new information along in terms of sex roles Hargreaves, D. Journal of Psychiatric Treatment and Evaluation3 6 Masculine categories depict "assertive-dominance" and "instrumentality", while feminine categories depict "nurtureness-interpersonal warmth" and "expressiveness".
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To develop the inventory, Bem compiled a list of personality characteristics that seemed positively valued and stereotypically masculine or feminine, as well as gender-neutral characteristics seemingly neither masculine nor feminine.
Metadata Show full item record. Sex-typed scores, masculine and feminine, are the result of scoring above the median in one gender and below the median in the other. In this continuum, those who are strongly sex-typed in their self-images and role identification masculine men and feminine women are clustered at one extreme.
Phillips This measure has not been without criticism see references , and one can question its usefulness.