Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI) - Short Form

The Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI) - Short Form is a shortened, 12-item adaptation of the 22-item ASI found here. The measure contains two subscales: hostile sexism (HS), and benevolent sexism (BS). HS is an adversarial view of gender relations in which women are perceived as seeking to usurping men’s power, whereas BS idealizes women as pure creatures and implies that women are weak and best suited for conventional gender roles.


Warning Flag

ITEMS:

Benevolent Sexism
1. Every man ought to have a woman whom he adores
2. Men are incomplete without women
3. Women should be cherished and protected by men
4. Many women have a quality of purity that few men possess
5. Women, compared to men, tend to have a superior moral sensibility
6. Men should be willing to sacrifice their own well being in order to provide financially for the women in their lives

Hostile Sexism
7. When women lose to men in a fair competition, they typically complain about being discriminated against
8. Once a woman gets a man to commit to her, she usually tries to put him on a tight leash
9. Women exaggerate problems they have at work
10. Women seek to gain power by getting control over men
11. Feminists are making unreasonable demands of men
12. Many women get a kick out of teasing men by seeming sexually available and then refusing male advances

Response Options:
Disagree strongly - 0
Disagree somewhat - 1
Disagree slightly - 2
Agree slightly - 3
Agree somewhat - 4
Agree strongly - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Italy

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Items are averaged to create a total scale score or individually by the two subscales. Higher scores indicate greater hostile and benevolent sexism.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Rollero, C., Glick, P., & Tartaglia, S. (2014). Psychometric properties of short versions of the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory and Ambivalence Toward Men Inventory. TPM-Testing, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology, 21(2), 149-159. https://doi.org/10.4473/TPM21.2.3

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: 4.50/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

Measure came from a peer-reviewed journal with a low impact score and/or inadequate information on psychometrics, but is an under-represented gender equality and empowerment construct

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