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Beyond face validity - A comment on Nicholls, Licht, and PearlIn their discussion of the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI; Bem, 1974) and the Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ; Spence and Helmrich, 1978), Nicholls, et al. (1982) blur two issues. The first concerns the legitimacy of equating the clusters of gender-related personality traits tapped by these instruments with the global constructs of masculinity and feminity. The second concerns item similarity between the PAQ and BSRI M scales and measures of self-esteem and the question of whether the several instruments measure the same or separable constructs. Decisions about each of these issues involve complex considerations that do not directly involve face validity.
Document ID
19880041468
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Spence, Janet T.
(Texas Univ. Austin, TX, United States)
Helmreich, Robert L.
(Texas, University Austin, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1983
Publication Information
Publication: Psychological Bulletin
Volume: 94
Issue: 1 19
ISSN: 0033-2909
Subject Category
Behavioral Sciences
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG2-137
CONTRACT_GRANT: NIH-MH-32066
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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