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role

 [rōl]
a pattern of behavior developed in response to the demands or expectations of others; the pattern of responses to the persons with whom an individual interacts in a particular situation.
caregiver role the functions performed by a caregiver; see also under fatigue and strain.
gender role the public expression of gender; the image projected by a person that identifies their maleness or femaleness, which need not correspond to their gender identity.
impaired role the role played by a person who is disabled or chronically ill and who is experiencing a state of wellness and realization of potential commensurate with the condition. Unlike the sick person, the impaired person cannot be expected to “want to get well” but is expected to resume as much normal behavior as is possible.
sick role the role played by a person who has defined himself or herself as ill, with or without validation of the role by health care providers or family members. Adoption of the sick role changes the behavioral expectations of others toward sick persons. They are exempted from normal social responsibilities and not held responsible for the condition; they are obliged to “want to get well” and to seek competent medical help. The sick role also involves behavioral changes, including increased attention to the body and bodily functions, regression (increase in dependent behavior), narrowing of interests, and emotional overreactions.

gen·der role

the public presentation of gender identity; specifically, everything a person says and does that signals to others or to the self that one is male or female (or androgynous). See: sex role, gender identity.

gender role

the expression of a person's gender identity; the image that a person presents to both himself or herself and others, demonstrating maleness or femaleness.

gender role

Sexology The private experience of gender role–GR which is, in turn, the public manifestation of gender identity–GI–a person's individuality as ♂, ♀, or ambivalent, especially re self-awareness, behavior, sexuoerotic arousal & response

gen·der role

(jen'dĕr rōl)
The sex of a child assigned by a parent; when opposite to the child's anatomic sex (e.g., due to genital ambiguity at birth or to the parents' strong wish for a child of the opposite sex), the basis is formed for postpubertal dysfunctions.
See: sex role, sex reversal

gender role

All behaviour that conveys to others, consciously or otherwise, a person's GENDER IDENTITY as male or female.
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The Bem Sex Role Inventory (short form) contained an item as an example, which created some discontent with the American-Indian women completing the instrument.
In the second of these studies, Francis and Wilcox (1998) administered the Bem Sex Role Inventory together with the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity to two samples of adolescents.
To check the stability of the earlier findings among older men, Thompson and Remmes (2002) administered the Bem Sex Role Inventory alongside seven religiosity measures to a sample of 214 men between the ages of 60 and 92 in Massachusetts.
Gender role orientation was assessed by the Bem Sex Role Inventory (Bem, 1981), a 60-item adjective checklist which contains 20 descriptors scored on the dimension of femininity and 20 descriptors scored on the dimension of masculinity, as well as 20 buffer items.
Bem Sex Role Inventory performance in students: Comparisons between New Zealand, Australian and American samples.
This perspective is further supported by the cosmetology groups' mean scores on the masculine/instrumental items from the Bem Sex Role Inventory.