Type: Views on gender roles in general: gender hostile beliefs
Citation: Fitz CC and Zucker AN. Feminist with benefits: Feminist beliefs buffer sexual well-being amid hostile (not benevolent) sexism. Psychology of Women Quarterly. 2014; 38(1): 7-19.
Use of Scale: Measure
Level of Generality: General
# of Items Reported: 8
Theme: Gender/social norms, SRH/HIV
Region: North America
Urban / Rural: nr
Ethnicity: White 65.9%; Asian 9.4%; Latina 3.5%; Black 10.6%; Biracial or multiracial 7.1%; Middle Eastern 2.4%; Not reported 1.2%
Age Group: Adults only (18+)
Age Range: 18 to 29
# of Subscales: NR
Subscale Name(s): NR
Direction and Meaning:
Response Range: 7-point Likert scale to indicate how much they thought each statement was clearly worded and written in a grammatically correct manner; also reported how much they agreed with each statement
Internal Consistency: NA
Internal Consistency by Subgroup: NA
Test-retest Reliability: NA
Sample Items: "Women should be cherished and protected by men"; "Men should sacrifice to provide for women"; "Women are too easily offended"; "Women exaggerate problems they have at work"
Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI), Hostile Sexism Subscale Items
- Women are too easily offended.
- Women exaggerate problems they have at work.
- Most women do not fully appreciate all that men do for them.
- Women seek to gain power by getting control over men.
Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI), Benevolent Sexism Subscale Items
- Women should be cherished and protected by men.
- Men should sacrifice to provide for women.
- Women, compared to men, have a more refined sense of culture and taste.
- Irrespective of how much they have accomplished, men feel incomplete without women.