Andrew N. Christopher and Melinda S. Mull, Department of Psychology, Albion College.
CONSERVATIVE IDEOLOGY AND AMBIVALENT SEXISM
Article first published online: 16 MAY 2006
Psychology of Women Quarterly
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 223–230, June 2006
How to Cite
Christopher, A. N. and Mull, M. S. (2006), CONSERVATIVE IDEOLOGY AND AMBIVALENT SEXISM. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 30: 223–230. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.2006.00284.x
This work was supported by a grant from the Hewlett-Mellon Fund for Faculty Development at Albion College, Albion, MI.
We thank Schara Swan, Jordan Troisi, Jessica Hauser, and Rachel Fortino for their assistance with this research. Peter Glick, Mark I. Walter, Kristen Abraham, Jessica Hauser, and Pam Marek provided helpful comments and suggestions on previous drafts of this article.
Portions of the research were presented at the 12th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences during July 2005 in Adelaide, South Australia.
- Issue published online: 16 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 16 MAY 2006
- Initial submission: February 3, 2005 Initial acceptance: November 10, 2005 Final acceptance: January 27, 2006
To assess the relationship between different facets of conservative ideology and ambivalent sexism, 246 residents of two towns in southern Michigan completed a social dominance orientation scale (SDO), a right-wing authoritarianism scale (RWA), a Protestant work ethic scale (PWE), and the Glick and Fiske (1996) Ambivalent Sexism Inventory via a mail survey. Zero-order correlations revealed that SDO, RWA, and PWE were each related to both components of ambivalent sexism (hostile and benevolent sexism). Hierarchical regressions revealed that SDO and PWE most strongly predicted hostile sexism, whereas RWA most strongly predicted benevolent sexism. Results are discussed with respect to different facets of conservative ideology and why SDO, RWA, and PWE each tend to be associated with prejudice toward different groups.