Faculty Publications

Title

The Bem Sex-role Inventory as an index of response tendencies to scales in Likert format.

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Psychological reports

Volume

71

Issue

3 Pt 1

First Page

796

Last Page

798

Abstract

7 women, classified as Masculine on the basis of their scores on the Bem Sex-role Inventory, tended to use the extreme values of agree strongly and disagree strongly on the Likert format associated with the East-West Questionnaire more frequently than did women classified as Feminine, Androgynous, or Undifferentiated (ns = 39, 31, and 21, respectively). The Undifferentiated women were inclined to use the moderate response alternatives. The 73 men used the no opinion response option significantly more than did the 98 women. These findings suggest that strength of beliefs as measured on scales in Likert format may be an index of sex-role preference.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1992

DOI of published version

10.2466/pr0.1992.71.3.796

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