Ambivalent sexism and attitudes toward women who engage in premarital sex in Turkey

This study examined the relationship of ambivalent sexism, political conservatism, demographic variables (age, education, and gender), and prior sexual experience to Turkish men's and women's attitudes toward women who engage in premarital sex. Participants included 124 Turkish undergraduate students and 60 nonstudent Turkish adults. Benevolent but not hostile sexism uniquely predicted more negative views of women who engage in premarital sex once other variables were controlled. Regression analyses demonstrated that for both men and women, older, more politically conservative and less sexually experienced respondents and more educated men (but not women) respondents were more likely to disapprove of women who engage in premarital sex. Similarly, regression analysis revealed that men who were older, politically conservative, and less sexually experienced expressed stronger preferences for marrying a virgin. Both hostile and benevolent sexism predicted men's preference for marrying a virgin after all other variables were controlled.


Relationship between Mother and Father Education and Vocational Statuses with College Students’ Sexism and Conservatism
Kuzlak, Abdulkadir; Çuvaş, Burcu; Sakallı, Nuray (2017-06-01)
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between mother and father education levels and vocational statuses with sexism and conservatism. 418 undergraduate students (229 females, 189 males; Mage = 22.31, SS = 3.3) were recruited for the study and completed questions regarding parent statuses as well as Ambivalent Sexism Inventory including hostile -benevolent sexism and General Conservatism Scale. Results showed that parent education levels and statuses were mostly negatively correlated with individ...
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The Predictors of attitudes toward divorced women: ambivalent sexism and system justification
Koskos Gürel, Didem; Sakallı Uğurlu, Nuray.; Department of Psychology (2019)
The main aim of this thesis was to examine the relationship between ambivalent sexism and gender related system justification with attitudes toward divorced women. This thesis contributed to the literature in two ways. First, I investigated attitudes toward divorced women in detailed and qualitative way. Second, I explored relationship between system justifying ideologies and ambivalence sexism toward divorced women were investigated. 413 participants filled the questionnaire (283 females, 130 males). The a...
Ambivalent sexism inventory: A study of reliability and validity
Sakallı, Nuray (2002-06-01)
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Attitudes toward disabled people in the social context of dating, marriage and work: religiosity, religious orientation, conservatism and ambivalent sexism
Mert Kastner, Melek; Öner Özkan, Bengi; Department of Psychology (2019)
The main objective of this study was to examine the relationship between religiosity, religious orientation, conservatism and ambivalent sexism with attitudes toward disabled people in the social context of dating, marriage and work. Moreover, the relationship between gender, age, education, income and contact with disabled people in social contexts of dating, marriage and work was investigated in this study. The data was collected from 626 participants in the age of 18 to 40. The results of the study revea...
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N. Sakallı, “Ambivalent sexism and attitudes toward women who engage in premarital sex in Turkey,” JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH, pp. 296–302, 2003, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: