The BSRI and the PAQ are the two scales most commonly used for the measurement
of sex role orientation in studies of psychological well-being (Whitley, 1980). Although
both scales are designed to measure the same construct, they tend to be only moderately correlated (Kelly, Furman, & Young, 1978; O'Grady, Freda, & Mikula, 1979) and differ somewhat in their classification of individuals into sex role categories (Kelly et al., 1978; Gaa & Liberman, Note 2). In addition, Spence and Helmreich (1978, 1979) suggest that the PAQ has less of a social-desirability bias than does the BSRI.