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Volume :8 Issue : 30 1988      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Masculinity-Femininity Assessment in Kuwaiti Culture (in Arabic)

Auther : Mostafa A. Torki

The present study was designed to explore the characteristics and validity of the New scale of Masculinity-Femininity (MF) Scale derived from the MF scale of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. (MMPI).

The researcher reviewed the psychological literature of:

  1. The development of the conceptions of masculinity and femininity.
  2. The explanations of the psychological sex differences.
  3. Sex differences in personality and behavior.
  4. Masculinity femininity assessment.

The new MF scale was administered to 150 male and 150 female University students in Kuwait. Males obtained mean of 14.24 and females obtained 17.97. the difference of 3.73 was statistically significant. The new scale is free of items about religion, family relationship and tension, these items are in the original scale, it is clear that the new MF scale is more suitable for the Kuwaiti culture than the original.

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