Measures of Sex, Gender, Gender Role, and Sexual Orientation

  • Sana Loue


Unfortunately, the literature fails to reflect consistency with its use of the terms “sex,” “gender,” “gender role,” “sexual orientation,” “sexual preference,” and associated concepts. As a result, scales titled as “gender” refer in actuality to biological sex; assessment instruments targeting “gender” may be used to assess sexual orientation, and so forth. Still other scales may have multiple uses.


Sexual Behavior Sexual Orientation Gender Role Sexual Identity Sexual Fantasy 
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  • Sana Loue
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  1. 1.Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandOhio

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