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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

gender role

All behaviour that conveys to others, consciously or otherwise, a person's GENDER IDENTITY as male or female.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Cross-cultural validation of the Bem Sex role Inventory: Malaysian and South Indian research.
The Bem Sex Role Inventory (short form) was used to measure masculinity and femininity psychological constructs (Bern, 1981).
(27.) In order to identify such sex-typed individuals, Bem created the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI).
Afin de mesurer les perceptions que la population feminine a sur les roles de genre dans le cas de deux referents vises par la recherche (le soi et l'homme politique ideal), j'ai utilise un instrument connu dans la litterature de specialite sous le nom d'Inventaire Bem des Roles de Sexe (Bem Sex Role Inventory), congu en 1974 par Sandra Bem.
The scale, based on Cuadrado, Garda-Ael, and Molero (2007), was elaborated from diverse instruments (SDI: Schein, 1973-6 items; Short Bem Sex Role Inventory: Bem, 1974-5 items; the scales of task-and relationship-oriented leadership behaviors: Sczesny, 2003-7 items).
We used the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI; Bem, 1974), which contains both a masculinity and a femininity scale.
The BEM Sex Role Inventory, developed by Sandra Lipsitz Bem (1974), was used to measure the masculinity and/or femininity of the participants using 20 items representing masculine traits, 20 items representing feminine traits, and 20 filler items which are considered neutral with respect to common stereotypes.
A todo ello habria que anadir que, en general, teniendo en cuenta lo hasta ahora publicado, sobre todo lo relacionado con los dos instrumentos supuestamente mejores (el Bem Sex Role Inventory --BSRI--y el Personal Attributes Questionnaire--PAQ--), la proporcion de varianza explicada por sus factores no es precisamente elevada, que las comunalidades de sus items tampoco son muy altas, y que incluso los valores de consistencia interna dejan amplio margen para la mejora.
Using a modified Bem Sex Role Inventory Model with definitions utilized in a gender study by Evans and Davies (2000), a total of 20 masculine and feminine traits were selected for this study (Table 1).
Francis used the Bem Sex Role Inventory (Bem, 1981) to assess gender role orientation, and the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity (Francis & Stubbs, 1987) to assess religiosity among older men and women.