Scale of Sexism in Congregations is a 4-item summary measure that indicates how many of the following tasks or positions women are prohibited from doing or holding in a congregation.
Geographies Tested: United States of America
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adults
Congregation leaders were asked whether an "otherwise qualified woman" in the congregation be permitted to do the following activities.
1. Teaching co-ed classes
2. Preaching at a main worship service
3. Serving on the governing body
4. Being the head clergyperson/leader
Yes - 0
No - 1
Scores range from 0 (indicating no restrictions on women’s roles) to 4 (indicating women are prohibited from all four activities). Higher values indicate greater sexism in congregations.
Homan, P., & Burdette, A. (2021). When Religion Hurts: Structural Sexism and Health in Religious Congregations. American Sociological Review, 86(2), 234-255. https://doi.org/10.1177/0003122421996686
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