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Personality and Social Psychology Factors Explaining Sexism
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Individual Differences, ISSN 1614-0001, Vol. 32, no 3, 153-160 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Previous research has almost exclusively examined sexism (negative attitudes toward women) from either a personality or a social-psychology perspective. In two studies (N = 379 and 182, respectively), we combine these perspectives and examine whether sexism is best explained by personality (Big-Five factors, social dominance orientation, and right-wing authoritarianism) or by social-psychological (group membership and group identification) variables - or by a combination of both approaches. Causal modeling and multiple regression analyses showed that, with the present set of variables, sexism was best explained by considering the combined influence of both personality- and social-psychology constructs. The findings imply that it is necessary to integrate various approaches to explain prejudice.

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2011. Vol. 32, no 3, 153-160 p.
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Big Five personality, social identification, right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation. sexism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-66626DOI: 10.1027/1614-0001/a000043ISI: 000292656300005OAI: diva2:468625
authorCount :3Available from: 2011-12-21 Created: 2011-12-20 Last updated: 2012-02-03Bibliographically approved

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