gender role

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Noun1.gender role - the overt expression of attitudes that indicate to others the degree of your maleness or femaleness; "your gender role is the public expression of your gender identity"
role - normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting; "what is your role on the team?"
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Construct validation of the Bem sex role inventory in Taiwan.
The Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI; Bem, 1974) is a 60-item measure that treats masculinity and femininity as independent dimensions.
Two tasks on which sex differences are strongly asserted, a scale of sexual attitudes and a mental rotations test, were correlated with the Bem Sex Role Inventory to see if gender roles would predict the observed sex differences.
This article examines the sex role attributes of this population of women as compared to a predominately White normative group using the short form of the Bem Sex Role Inventory.
Bem Sex Role Inventory (Bem, 1974) Participants rated themselves (7 = very much like me, 1= not at all like me) on each of 20 traits considered to be desirable for males and each of 20 traits considered to be desirable for females from which were derived "masculinity" and "femininity" scores for both sexes (possible range 20-140 for each score).