Personality and Social Psychology Factors Explaining Sexism
2011 (English)In: Journal of Individual Differences, ISSN 1614-0001, Vol. 32, no 3, 153-160 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 32, no 3, 153-160 p.
Big Five personality, social identification, right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation. sexism
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-66626DOI: 10.1027/1614-0001/a000043ISI: 000292656300005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-66626DiVA: diva2:468625
authorCount :32011-12-212011-12-202012-02-03Bibliographically approved