Validation of Femininity/Masculinity Scale of California Psychological Inventory in Pakistan
02 Jan, 1994
15 Nov, 1994
31 Dec, 1994
CPI has been cross-culturally used in many countries. The present study aims at examining the validity of FIM Scale of the inventory in Pakistan. Urdu version of the 32-item scale (Ahmad, I986) was used on 180 students. The mean scores for females and males were obtained as 17.02 (SD=3.15), and I3.68 (SD=3.10), respectively, the difference being statistically significant (p<.001). Item-analysis of the scale identified items of weak validity and the few items which were possibly reversals. Itemmetric data of eight other countries on the scale were presented to provide a cross cultural appraisal on individual items. It appears that some of the items poorly differentiated between the sexes in the Asian countries: Pakistan, Korea, and Japan; as compared to European countries, because of the cultural differences and possibly translation problems. On the whole the scale seems to function well. A try-out on a larger and diversified samples could well he undertaken for further research.
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