Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
Sexism: A belief, practice, or system that supports the idea that the male sex is intrinsically superior to the female sex.
- The two major types of sexism are hostile and benevolent.
- In addition to external experiences of sexism, these beliefs can be internalized by women and are linked to negative outcomes.
- The overall climate surrounding women's issues is becoming more contentious.
- Because of this, research and conversation surrounding gender equality are in the mainstream consciousness.
- This study used a correlational design to examine the relationship between internalized sexism, psychological health, relationship satisfaction, political affiliation, voting patterns, religious fundamentalism, social desirability, and self efficacy.
- Regression analyses were also conducted to identify mediators.
Dehlin, Audrianna, "How Internalized Sexism Impacts Young Adult Women and their Sociopolitical Behavior" (2018). Research on Capitol Hill. Paper 81.