Prompted by Edwards and Ashworth (1977)
Bem’s (1974) BSRI item selection strategy was reexamined,
using her anchored rating scale and instructions.
The results replicate Bem’s for 18 of the
20 masculine items and 19 of the 20 feminine
items. These results suggest that the failure to replicate,
reported by Edwards and Ashworth, resulted
from differences in the anchored rating scale
and instructions. One masculine and three feminine
BSRI items were found to violate Bem’s assumption
of relative desirability. Only half the neutral items
were rated neutral with regard to sex by the judges.
Walkup, Hugh & Abbott, Robert D. (1978). Cross-validation of item selection on the Bem Sex Role Inventory. Applied Psychological Measurement, 2, 63-71. doi:10.1177/014662167800200107
Walkup, Hugh; Abbott, Robert D..
Cross-validation of item selection on the Bem Sex Role Inventory.
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