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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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Cross-cultural validation of the Bem Sex Role Inventory in Zimbabwe.
Se tradujo la version original de 60 itemes del Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) mediante el metodo de retrotraduccion (ingles-castellanoingles) hasta lograr una coincidencia del 80% entre ambas versiones.
The Bem Sex Role Inventory (short form) was used to measure masculinity and femininity psychological constructs (Bern, 1981).
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.
Examining the validity of the Bem Sex Role Inventory for use with Filipino Americans using confirmatory factor analysis.
Table 2 shows the results for the Bem Sex Role Inventory.
Parents were asked to tell their son or daughter stories about when the parent was growing up and completed measures of child behaviour; a subset of parents completed the Bem Sex Role inventory.
Sex role orientation was measured via the Bem Sex Role Inventory (Bem, 1974).
Four hundred and nine students (males n = 173, females n = 236) at a small Midwestern university completed the Athletic Identity Measurement Scale (AIMS) and the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI).
which showed that gender-role, as measured by the BEM Sex Role Inventory (SRI), was correlated with dichotic performance: lower left ear scores on the dichotic task were associated with higher scores on the masculinity scale of the SRI (Weekes, Zaidel & Zaidel, 1995).
Ethnicity as a determinant of sex role identity: A replication study of item selection for the Bem Sex Role Inventory.
A study involving 256 adolescents focused on differences in results on androgyny from administration of the Bem Sex Role Inventory (BSRI).