bss: Benevolent Sexism Scale

Description Usage Format Details References Examples

Description

Responses by 201 undergraduates at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to Spence, Helmreich, and Stapp's (1974) 15-item Attitudes Toward Women Scale.

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Format

A data frame with 201 observations on the following 16 variables.

subj

Subject identification number.

bss01

No matter how accomplished he is, a man is not truly complete as a person unless he has the love of a woman.

bss02

In a disaster, women ought not necessarily to be rescued before men.

bss03

People are often truly happy in life without being romantically involved with a member of the other sex.

bss04

Many women have a quality of purity that few men possess.

bss05

Women should be cherished and protected by men.

bss06

Every man ought to have a woman whom he adores.

bss07

Men are complete without women.

bss08

A good woman should be set on a pedestal by her man.

bss09

Women, compared to men, tend to have a superior moral sensibility.

bss10

Men should be willing to sacrifice their own well being in order to provide financially for the women in their lives.

bss11

Women, as compared to men, tend to have a more refined sense of culture and good taste.

Details

Administered in the fall of 1999. Participants responded to each item using a 1-7 Likert scale in which 7 indicated “Strongly Agree” and 1 indicated “Strongly Disagree”.

References

Spence, J. T., Helmreich, R., & Stapp, J. (1975). Ratings of self and peers on sex role attributes and their relation to self-esteem and conceptions of masculinity and femininity. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 32(1), 29-39.

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