Although gender is often acknowledged as a determinant of health, measuring its components, other than biological sex, is uncommon. They also performed a principal components analysis which resulted in the same three factors, which were not significantly intercorrelated.
In interpreting the rotated factor pattern, an item was said to load onto a given factor if the factor loading was greater than or equal to 0. Results The participants, 80 men, women were 65—99 years old average
Flaherty J, Dusek J An investigation of the relationship between psychological androgyny and component of self-concept. Androgynous men and women were postulated to be adaptive and therefore more likely to have better mental health and higher competence [ 7 ].
Despite variations in socio-demographic factors within the groupings by sex, differences across sexes were not significant Table 2. Psicol Reflex Crit 5: Methods Participants Three hundred participants were randomly sampled from among community dwelling adults older than 64 years living in Natal, the capital of the province Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.
She described those individuals as androgynous. Cattell RB The scree test for the number of factors. This method was used in a recent study of an elderly population [ 19 ] and avoids methodological issues that occur when other approaches are used [ 37 ]. 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.
Educ Psychol Meas 20 : Ninety-three percent of participants had fewer than six years of education Table 2. Our primary objective was to determine whether the BSRI can be used to explore gender in an older Brazilian population. Beverly Hills: Sage Publishing House.