Gender role identity and attitudes toward feminism

  • Toller P
  • Suter E
  • Trautman T
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Abstract

In this study we examined relationships among gender role identity, support for feminism, nontraditional gender roles, and willingness to consider oneself a feminist in a sample of college students (N = 301). For female participants, we found positive relationships among higher masculinity on the PAQ(Personal Attributes Questionnaire), nontraditional attitudes toward gender roles, and the combined SRAI (Sex Role Attitudinal Inventory). A negative correlation was also found between lower scores on the PAQ masculinity–femininity index and the combined SRAI in women. For male participants, we found positive relationships among high femininity on the SIS (Sexual Identity Scale), willingness to consider oneself a feminist, positive attitudes toward the women’s movement, and the combined SRAI.We also found a negative relationship between high masculinityonthePAQandwillingness to consider oneself a feminist in men. The implications of these findings for the feminist movement are discussed.

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Authors

  • Paige W Toller

  • Elizabeth a Suter

  • Todd C Trautman

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