Friday, June 21, 2013

Beat kuri's Quiz Score: Ambivalent Sexism Inventory

The Ambivalent Sexism Inventory measures two separate but related tendencies:

  • "Hostile sexism," which involves negative feelings toward women
  • "Benevolent sexism," a knight-in-shining armor ideology that offers protection and affection to women who conform to traditional gender roles (e.g., cute girlfriend, obedient wife, etc.)

Scores on each dimension can vary from 0 to 5, and although there is no fixed point that divides sexist and nonsexist people, higher ASI scores are related to greater degrees of sexism. For example, people with high levels of hostile sexism are more likely than others to hold negative stereotypes about career women, and they express attitudes that are more tolerant of sexual harassment and spousal abuse of women.

In contrast, high scores on benevolent sexism are not related to overt measures of hostility toward women. Nevertheless, benevolent sexism can turn ugly when women venture beyond traditional gender roles. For instance, one study found that benevolent sexists were more likely than others to blame a female victim for being raped after she invited a man into her apartment (presumably because the victim's behavior violated norms of female chastity).

My scores? Here you go:

Hostile Sexism Score: 0.09
Benevolent Sexism Score: 2.18


So how do I stack up? Here are the averages of everyone who's taken the test on the website:


Hostile Sexism Score:
     Average male:    2.74
     Average female: 2.05
     Me:                   0.09
Benevolent Sexism Score:
     Average male:    2.74
     Average female: 2.05
     Me:                   2.18



And for the USA (from a study conducted in 2000):


Hostile Sexism Score:
     Average male:    2.24
     Average female: 1.60
     Me:                   0.09
Benevolent Sexism Score:
     Average male:    2.30
     Average female: 2.00
     Me:                   2.18



You can take the test yourself right here. But this time, don't try to "beat" my score. It's not that kind of test. Just answer honestly and see what you find out about yourself.

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2 comments:

  1. Hostile Sexism Score: 1.45
    Benevolent Sexism Score: 3.09

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  2. Hostile sexism score: 0.
    Benevolent sexism score: .39.

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