The “True” Romantic: Benevolent Sexism and Paternalistic Chivalry

Viki, G. Tendayi and Abrams, Dominic and Hutchison, Paul (2003) The “True” Romantic: Benevolent Sexism and Paternalistic Chivalry. Sex Roles, 49 (9-10). pp. 533-537. ISSN 0360-0025. (doi: (Full text available)


Previous research has shown that individuals high in benevolent sexism positively evaluate women who conform to traditional gender roles (e.g., Glick, Diebold, Bailey-Warner, & Zhu, 1997). In the current study, male and female participants completed the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (Glick & Fiske, 1996) and a new measure of paternalistic chivalry, that is, attitudes that are both courteous and considerate to women but place restrictions on behavior considered appropriate for women during courtship. Consistent with our hypotheses, benevolent sexism was significantly positively related to paternalistic chivalry. Hostile sexism and participant sex were unrelated to paternalistic chivalry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: benevolent; hostile; sexism; paternalism; chivalry
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2008 13:52 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2014 13:26 UTC
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