Complete the Bem’s Sex Role Inventory (BSRI; on the Moodle course site). What was your gender-role? In addition to submitting your results, contemplate and discuss the following: a) Your results: do you agree/disagree with them? Why? b) The BSRI items or the classification of people into four categories. c) What did you learn from doing this activity?
The question of gender and sex roles has been a contentious topic yet confusing at the same time. Sandra Bern came up with the famous, “The Bem Sex Role Inventory” (BSRI; Bem, 1974) which explores and measures the concept of androgyny using two factors namely masculinity and femininity. Sandra Bem's goal of the BSRI was to examine psychological androgyny and provide scientific evidence to show the advantage of a shared masculine and feminine personality versus a sex-typed categorization. This essay will delve much on discussing the gender roles with indulgence to the Bern Sex Role Inventory model and also importantly will be to interrogate BSRI items.