Empirical investigations of the MMPI-2 gender-masculine and gender-feminine scales

Woo, Matthew and Oei, Tian P.S. (2008) Empirical investigations of the MMPI-2 gender-masculine and gender-feminine scales. Journal of Individual Differences, 29 1: 1-10. doi:10.1027/1614-0001.29.1.1


Author Woo, Matthew
Oei, Tian P.S.
Title Empirical investigations of the MMPI-2 gender-masculine and gender-feminine scales
Journal name Journal of Individual Differences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1614-0001
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1027/1614-0001.29.1.1
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 29
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Editor J. Hennig
Place of publication Gottingen, Germany
Publisher Hogrefe & Huber Publishers
Language eng
Subject C1
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
920414 Substance Abuse
Abstract The present study examined the validity of two Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2) scales - Gender Masculine (GM) and Gender Feminine (GF) - in discriminating between the gender types - Masculine (High GM/Low GF); Feminine (Low GM/High GF); Androgynous (High GM/High GF) and Undifferentiated (Low GM/Low GF), in cross-national clinical samples. The study consisted of 70 Singaporean and 107 Australian psychiatric patients. Significant pairwise comparisons were found for Undifferentiated-Stereotyped Masculinity, Undifferentiated-Androgynous, Stereotyped Femininity-Stereotyped Masculinity, and Stereotyped Femininity-Androgynous on both measures of psychological well-being for both countries, but not for comparisons between the Stereotyped Masculinity-Androgynous and Undifferentiated-Stereotyped Femininity categories. Independent dimensions of masculinity and femininity - the GM and GF scales - were, therefore, found to distinguish between two of the four sex-type categories on measures of psychological well-being. The current findings indicate that the GM and GF scales seem effective in differentiating between Masculine and Feminine traits, however they seem less effective in differentiating between the four gender types.
Keyword personality
well-being
masculinity
femininity
androgyny
gender
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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