masculinity-femininity scale

mas·cu·lin·i·ty-·fem·i·nin·i·ty scale

any scale on a psychological test that assesses the relative masculinity or femininity of a subject tested; scales vary and may focus, for example, on basic identification with either sex or preference for a particular sex role.
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Masculinity-Femininity Scale of the Strong Vocational Interest Blank (SVIB)
The Masculinity-Femininity scale (Mf) focused on "persons tending to identify with the opposite sex, rather than their own" (Thorndike & Hagen, 1977, p.
Recognized as "the most widely accepted and used of the measures of masculinity and femininity" (Powell and Butterfield, 1989), the BSRI is distinguished from other commonly used masculinity-femininity scales in two ways: (1) masculinity and femininity are treated as two independent dimensions rather than as ends of a single continuum thus allowing respondents to indicate that they are high on both dimensions, low on both, or high on one and low on the other; and (2) the BSRI is predicated on the concept of the "traditionally sex-typed person as someone who is highly attuned to cultural definitions of sex-appropriate behavior and who uses such definitions as the ideal standard against which his own behavior is to be evaluated" (Bem, 1981, 5).