Old-Fashioned Sexism

Old-Fashioned Sexism is a 5-item measure of endorsement of traditional gender roles, differential treatment of women and men, and stereotypes about lesser female competence.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. Women are generally not as smart as men.*
2. I would be equally comfortable having a woman as a boss as a man.
3. It is more important to encourage boys than to encourage girls to participate in athletics.*
4. Women are just as capable of thinking logically as men.
5. When both parents are employed and their child gets sick at school, the school should call the mother rather than the father.*

Response Options:
7-point Likert scale
Strongly agree - 1
Strongly disagree - 7

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

The item scores are averaged.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Swim, J. K., Aikin, K. J., Hall, W. S., & Hunter, B. A. (1995). Sexism and racism: Old-fashioned and modern prejudices. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 68(2), 199-214. https://doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.68.2.199

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 4.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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