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Psicologia em Estudo

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Abstract

FORMIGA, Nilton S.; GOLVEIA, Valdiney V.  and  SANTOS, Maria Neusa dos. Ambivalent sexism inventory: its adaptation and correlation with gender. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2002, vol.7, n.1, pp. 103-111. ISSN 1413-7372.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722002000100013.

This study aimed (1) to adapt the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (Glick & Fiske, 1996) to the Brazilian reality, and (2) to evaluate the variability of its scores in relation to gender. This instrument is composed of 22 items that should be responded to on 5-point Likert-scale; theoretically, it evaluates two factors: hostile sexism and benevolent sexism. Two hundred (male and female) Psychology undergraduate students of a private university took part in the sample. The questionnaires were completed collectively during class, and the subjects were assured of the anonymity of their answers. The results confirmed the existence of both hypothesized factors, and indicated a correlation of sexism with gender. Specifically, male score were higher in hostile sexism, while female scores were higher in benevolent sexism. These results are discussed with the stereotype of gender background found in the literature.

Keywords : sexism; stereotype; gender.

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