Journal article

Conforming to Male and Female Gender Norms: A Characterisation of Australian University Students

K Lafferty, SN Phillipson, K Jacobs

Gender Issues | Springer Science and Business Media LLC | Published : 2021

Abstract

The examination of conformity to social gender norms provides one approach that researchers may adopt to explore gendered selves and the influence of the gendered self in a range of contexts. Two measures that are often used to describe conformity to feminine and masculine social gender norms are the Conformity to Feminine Norms-45 and Conformity to Masculine Norms-46. However, the recommended structure of these instruments is inconsistent amongst the literature. Using Rasch modelling, the current study examines the psychometric properties of these instruments based on responses of both female and male Australian undergraduate university students. A total of 602 participants completed both i..

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