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.
Geographies Tested: Italy
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults
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 hostile and benevolent sexism.
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
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