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Gender roles a handbook of tests and measures by Carole A. Beere

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Published by Greenwood Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sociometry -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
  • Scale analysis (Psychology) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
  • Sex role -- Research -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,
  • Social role -- Research -- Methodology -- Handbooks, manuals, etc

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

StatementCarole A. Beere.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHQ1075 .B44 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 575 p. ;
Number of Pages575
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2197321M
ISBN 100313262780
LC Control Number89017033

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