Gender Role Test
Drawing on the work of Dr. Sandra Lipsitz Bem, this test classifies your personality as masculine or feminine. Though gender stereotyping is controversial, it is important to note that Bem's work has been tested in several countries and has repeatedly been shown to have high levels of validity and test-retest reliability. The test exclusively tests for immanent conceptions of gender (meaning that it doesn't theorize about whether gender roles are biological, cultural, or both). Consequently, the test has been used both by feminists as an instrument of cultural criticism and by gender traditionalists who seek to confirm that gender roles are natural and heritable.
For each of the following items, indicate how strongly it applies to you.
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The CT-GRI© is not the equivalent of, or to be confused with, the BSRI (Bem Sex-Role Inventory).
The CT-GRI© is the property of IDR Labs International. The BSRI is the property of S.L. Bem.
The CT-GRI/BSRI is a widely used index and instrument for measuring gender roles and gender role perceptions. Recent concerns regarding the validity of its scales have arisen as changes in society have also brought about changes in the roles of men and women. The original instrument is fairly old; however, more modern, peer-reviewed replications of Bem's original work have time and again found a high degree of validity in the masculine and feminine adjectives that comprise the empirical basis of the instrument. Bem's original criteria have largely been shown to hold up. The modern findings on the BSRI suggest that the BSRI/CT-GRI is still a valid instrument for assessing the perceptions of gender roles.
Although all are designed to measure Gender Role Indices, the CT-GRI© should not be confused with the BSRI, as authored by Dr. Sandra Lipsitz Bem. However, both are professionally-designed personality tests (or inventories) meant for measuring traits within the cultural mores surrounding gender roles in the Western world. The CT-GRI© is the property of IDR Labs International. The BSRI is the property of S.L. Bem. The authors of this online personality test are certified in the use of multiple personality tests and have worked professionally with typology and personality testing. The results of our online Gender Role personality test are provided "as-is", and should not be construed as providing professional or certified advice of any kind. For more on our online personality test, please consult our Terms of Service.