Ambivalent sexism, ambivalence toward men and demographic variables as predictors of Turkish college students' attitudes toward men in social and women in natural sciences

Download
2006
Gülçür, Göker
The aim of this thesis was to investigate the effects of ambivalent sexism, ambivalence toward men and demographic variables on attitudes toward men in social and women in natural sciences. 217 METU students participated in the study. Results of hierarchical regression demonstrated that sex, major, political view, department satisfaction and benevolence toward men (BM) significantly predicted attitudes toward men in social sciences; whereas sex, major, political view, hostile sexism (HS), hostility toward men (HM) and BM significantly predicted attitudes toward women in natural sciences. Additional analysis revealed main and interaction effects of sex and major on attitudes toward men in social sciences. Additional analysis also revealed main effects of sex and major on attitudes toward women in natural sciences. This thesis aims to contribute to literature by assessing (1) the relationship between sexismand attitudes toward individuals in gender atypical departments, and (2) the effects of demographic variables such as gender, major and political view on attitudes toward individuals in gender atypical departments.

Suggestions

Effects of ambivalent sexism, locus of control, empathy, and belief in a just world on attitudes toward rape victims
Yalçın, Zeynep Sıla; Sakallı Uğurlu, Nuray; Department of Psychology (2006)
The aim of this present study was to investigate the effects of ambivalent sexism, locus of control, empathy and belief in a just world on attitudes toward rape victims. In order to do so, 425 graduate and undergraduate students at Middle East Technical University participated in the current study. The results of the study indicated that hostile sexism (β = .47), empathy (β = -.28), education (β= -.22), internal locus of control (β = .10), belief in a just world (β = .10), benevolent sexism (β = .10) and in...
The predictors of attitudes toward sexual harassment : locus of control, ambivalent sexism, and gender differences
Salman, Selin; Sakallı Uğurlu, Nuray; Department of Psychology (2007)
The aim of the present research was to investigate attitudes toward sexual harassment (SH) and the relationships of these attitudes with locus of control and ambivalent sexism. A total of 311 university students from Middle East Technical University participated to the study. In order to measure attitudes toward SH, a new scale, Sexual Harassment Attitude Scale (SHAS), was developed by the author of the thesis and another researcher (Salman & Turgut, 2006). This scale consists of three subfactors which were...
Ambivalent Sexism, Gender, and Major as Predictors of Turkish College Students' Attitudes Toward Women and Men's Atypical Educational Choices
Sakallı, Nuray (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2010-04-01)
The aim of the study was to investigate how ambivalent gender attitudes (hostile/benevolent sexism; hostility/benevolence toward men), plus gender and major predict attitudes toward men studying social sciences and women studying natural sciences in Turkey, where gender attitudes are relatively traditional. Undergraduates (N = 215, mean age = 21.16) completed scales of Ambivalent Sexism, Ambivalence toward Men, Attitudes toward Men in Social Sciences (AMSS), and Attitudes toward Women in Natural Sciences (A...
The relationship between attribution related to aquisition of managerial position by women, attitudes toward women managers, sexism and sex differences
Özkan, Deniz; Sakallı Uğurlu, Nuray; Department of Psychology (2006)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between attribution related to acquisition of managerial position by women, attitudes toward women managers, sexism and sex differences. 201 workers from various positions in various firms participated in the present study. Findings indicated that male participants exhibited more negative attitudes toward women managers than did female participants. Participants who were high on hostile sexism revealed more negative attitudes toward women mana...
Perceived parental attitudes of Turkish college students towards dating and premarital sexual behaviors : the role of students' gender & parental marital status
Şahin, Başak; Öner Özkan, Bengi; Department of Psychology (2005)
The aim of this study is to measure the perceived parental attitudes of Turkish college students towards dating and premarital sexual behavior and to examine how these attitudes differ with respect to gender of the students and parental marital status. The participants of the present study were 160 college students. Participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire, with two scales, which were measuring perceived parental attitudes toward dating behavior and perceived parental attitudes toward premarital ...
Citation Formats
G. Gülçür, “Ambivalent sexism, ambivalence toward men and demographic variables as predictors of Turkish college students’ attitudes toward men in social and women in natural sciences,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.