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.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
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.*
7-point Likert scale
Strongly agree - 1
Strongly disagree - 7
The item scores are averaged.
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/10.1037/0022-35126.96.36.199
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