Date of Award

1997

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Schellenberg, E. Glenn,

Keywords

Psychology, Social.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The present investigation examined whether stereotypes, emotions, and symbolic beliefs associated with three female subtypes (feminists, housewives, and sexually promiscuous women) can explain attitudes toward each subtype. All three factors were needed to explain attitudes toward 'feminists', whereas only stereotypes and symbolic beliefs were required to explain attitudes toward 'housewives'. Attitudes toward 'sexually promiscuous women' could be explained solely by stereotypes. Thus, gender-related attitudes appear to be particularly complex toward groups struggling to promote equality for women. Indeed, scores on the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI) (Glick & Fiske, 1996) were associated with attitudes toward 'feminists' but not with attitudes toward 'housewives' or 'sexually promiscuous women'.Dept. of Psychology. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1997 .C35. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 37-01, page: 0382. Adviser: E. Glenn Schellenberg. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1997.

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