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Psychol Rep. 1991 Dec;69(3 Pt 1):931-44.

Bem Sex-role Inventory stereotypes for men and women varying in age and race among National Register psychologists.

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University of Massachusetts, Boston 02125-3393.

Abstract

554 psychologists listed in the National Register of Health Care Providers in Psychology used the Bem Sex-role Inventory to rare a "mature, healthy, socially competent" individual in one of 18 target groups (a black or race-unspecified man, woman, or adult in their late 20s, late 40s, or late 60s). Factor analysis produced factors which generated three scales--nurturant, agentic, and self-governing. The attributes "feminine" and "masculine" were treated as individual items. Old targets were viewed as less agentic than younger targets and as less self-governing than the middle-aged. Female targets were perceived as more feminine and less masculine than were men. Interactions for agentic and self-governing suggest age and race and sex of target influence person perceptions.

PMID:
1784688
DOI:
10.2466/pr0.1991.69.3.931
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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