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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.

Categories

Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

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

Scoring Procedures

The item scores are averaged.

Original 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

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