The Ambivalence Toward Men Inventory (AMI) is a 20-item measure that captures traditional views of men. The measure includes two subscales: Hostility toward Men and Benevolence toward Men. The Hostility toward Men subscale includes items that relate to resentment of paternalism, compensatory gender differentiation, and heterosexual hostility. The Benevolence toward Men subscale includes items regarding maternalism, complementary gender differentiation, and heterosexual intimacy.
Hostility toward Men
Benevolence toward Men
Disagree strongly - 0
Disagree somewhat - 1
Disagree slightly - 2
Agree slightly - 3
Agree somewhat - 4
Agree strongly - 5
Items are averaged to create a total scale score or individually by the two subscales. Higher scores indicate greater hostility and benevolence toward men.
Glick, P., & Fiske, S. T. (1999). The Ambivalence Toward Men Inventory: Differentiating hostile and benevolent beliefs about men. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 23, 519-536. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-6402.1999.tb00379.x
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