This study explores Ambivalent Sexism Theory and takes a closer look at the correlation between the behaviors and attitudes that surround it. In this study 133 male participants completed surveys questioning their acceptance and engagement in certain benevolent behaviors, as well as measuring their level of being considered sexist and kind. Results indicate that men who endorsed benevolently sexist ideology more frequently engaged in benevolent behaviors with women as well as believed this behavior was appropriate. However, regression analysis show kindness had a higher predictability in determining whether the men would in engage in these behaviors and consider it appropriate.
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Ambivalent Sexism Theory, Benevolent Sexism, Kindness behaviors
Turner, Rachael and Turner, Rachael, "ONE DOOR OPENING IS ANOTHER PERSON’S INSULT: EXAMINING BENEVOLENTLY SEXIST BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES IN AMERICAN MALES" (2020). Murray State Theses and Dissertations. 164.