Ambivalence toward Men Inventory (AMI)

The Ambivalence Toward Men Inventory (AMI) is a 20-item measure that captures traditional views of men. The measure includes two subscales: Hostility toward Men and Benevolence toward Men. The Hostility toward Men subscale includes items that relate to resentment of paternalism, compensatory gender differentiation, and heterosexual hostility. The Benevolence toward Men subscale includes items regarding maternalism, complementary gender differentiation, and heterosexual intimacy.


ITEMS:

Hostility toward Men

Resentment of Paternalism
1. Men will always fight for greater control in society.
2. Even sensitive men want traditional relationships.
3. Men pay lip service to equality, but can’t handle it.

Compensatory Gender Differentiation
4. Most men are really like children.
5. Men would be lost without women to guide them.
6. Men act like babies when they are sick.

Heterosexual Hostility
7. When in positions of power, men sexually harass women.
8. Men have no morals in what they will do to get sex.
9. When men “help” women it is to prove they are better.
10. Men usually try to dominate conversations with women.

Benevolence toward Men

Maternalism
11. Even if both work, woman should take care of man at home.
12. Men are mainly useful to provide financial security for women.
13. Woman should take care of man at home, else he’d fall apart.

Complementary Gender Differentiation
14. Men are more willing to risk self to protect others.
15. Men are more willing to take risks than women.
16. Men are less likely to fall apart in emergencies.

Heterosexual Intimacy
17. Every woman needs a male partner who will cherish her.
18. Woman is never fulfilled without romantic relationship.
19. Every woman ought to have a man she adores.
20. Women are incomplete without men.

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

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

DOWNLOAD MEASURE

Scoring Procedures:

Items are averaged to create a total scale score or individually by the two subscales. Higher scores indicate greater hostility and benevolence toward men.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Glick, P., & Fiske, S. T. (1999). The Ambivalence Toward Men Inventory: Differentiating hostile and benevolent beliefs about men. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 23, 519-536. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-6402.1999.tb00379.x

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: 4.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

You have successfully registered

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

EMERGE will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.