Also, it is culture specific, so please be cautious with the interpretation. It was published in Masculinity and femininity as concepts are much more complex and include many components not measured by the BSRI, including attitudes toward women and men and actual behaviours. Gender and Aging Gender is often overlooked in studies of aging populations.
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Table 2 Description of the population, none of differences between males and females were significant t -test for age and Chi-Square tests for categorical variables. Huyck [ 31 ] also suggested that women embrace instrumental traits as they age. Reference entries Bem Sex Role Inventory n.
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Rating document, note though, that the scale items for androgynous are actually Neutral items. Consistent with postulates underlying the BSRI, we hypothesized that men would be disproportionately represented in the masculine instrumental category while women would fall in the feminine expressive category on the BSRI.
In fact, a smaller percentage of males and females fell into the traditional gender roles of masculine and feminine than into the androgynous and undifferentiated categories.