Finding that BSRI scores were not clearly masculine, feminine or androgynous among seniors mean age of Needless to say, I approached my results with a fair dose of skepticism. On the other hand, and in keeping with other research [ 1926 ] this lack of congruency between biological sex and gender roles may indicate that each is an independent contributor to who a person is and, potentially, to well-being; and that measuring both constructs will add explanatory value in social determinants research.
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Continue shopping. I only WISH we did. Results for:. Using only sex in research automatically dichotomizes a population. They also performed a principal components analysis which resulted in the same three factors, which were not significantly intercorrelated.
You can download the BSRI measure from various places on the web, but it is not clear whether it can be freely used for research purposes. Results are reported for the total population, as well as stratified by sex. Whether dividing the scores by theoretical mean or median sample or normative the technique is the same.
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In fact a higher percentage of both males and females were classified as either androgynous or undifferentiated than those classified in traditional gender roles of masculine and feminine. They did find that androgyny was significantly associated with life satisfaction and general wellbeing.
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