Beyond prejudice as simple antipathy: Hostile and benevolent sexism across cultures

Glick, P. and Fiske, S.T. and Mladinic, A. and Saiz, J.L. and Abrams, C. and Masser, B. and Adetoun, B. and Osagie, J.E. and Akande, A. and Alao, A. and Brunner, A. and Willemsen, T.M. and Chipeta, K. and Dardenne, B. and Dijksterhuis, A. and Wigboldus, C. and Eckes, T. and Six-Materna, I. and Exposito, F. and Moya, M. and Foddy, M. and Kim, H.J. and Lameiras, M. and Sotelo, M.J. and Mucchi-Faina, A. and Romani, M. and Sakall, N. and Udegbe, B. and Yamamoto, M. and Ui, M. and Ferreira, M.C. and Lopez, W.L. (2000) Beyond prejudice as simple antipathy: Hostile and benevolent sexism across cultures. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 79 (5). pp. 763-775. ISSN 0022-3514. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The authors argue that complementary hostile and benevolent components of sexism exist across cultures. Male dominance creates hostile sexism IHS), but men's dependence on women fosters benevolent sexism (BS)-subjectively positive attitudes that put women on a pedestal but reinforce their subordination. Research with 15,000 men and women in 19 nations showed that (a) HS and BS are coherent constructs that correlate positively across nations, but (b) HS predicts the ascription of negative and BS the ascription of positive traits to women, (c) relative to men, women are more likely to reject HS than BS, especially when overall levels of sexism in a culture are high, and (d) national averages on BS and HS predict gender inequality across nations. These results challenge prevailing notions of prejudice as an antipathy in that BS tan affectionate, patronizing ideology) reflects inequality and is a cross-culturally pervasive complement to HS.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: O.O. Odanye
Date Deposited: 19 May 2009 19:15
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2012 08:53
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16143 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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