Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
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2019 Vol 12 Issue 64

Zizevskaia E.S., Shchukina M.A. Sexism Structure Inventory (SSI): developing and evaluation of psychometric properties

Full text in Russian: Зизевская Е.С., Щукина М.А. “Опросник структуры сексизма” (ОСС): конструирование и психометрическое обоснование

Saint Petersburg Institute of Psychology and Social Work, Saint Petersburg, Russia

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The article presents the testing results of the full and short versions of the new test for diagnosing the level and the structure of sexism – “Sexism Structure Inventory”. The test consists of experts selected aphoristic expressions which are sexist in relation to women. The inventory allows to identify in respondents social stereotypes about negative traits attributed to women. Testing of inventory on the group with N = 231, middle age = 23,5 years (SD = 7,45) confirmed its psychometric validity and reliability. The short version of SSI includes 18 items distributed on three scales: “Stupidity (woman driving)”, “Mendacity and inconstancy”, “Egoism”.

Key words: sexism, stereotype, psychological assessment, inventory, reliability, validity


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Received 22 February 2019. Date of publication: 14 April 2019.

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Zizevskaia Ekaterina S. Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Specialist’s degree in Oriental Studies, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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Shchukina Mariia A. Doctor of Psychological Sciences, Head of General, Developmental and Differential Psychology Department, Saint Petersburg Institute of Psychology and Social Work, 12th line Vasilyevskiy Ostrov, 13A, 199178, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
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Zizevskaia E.S., Shchukina M.A. Sexism Structure Inventory (SSI): developing and evaluation of psychometric properties. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2019, Vol. 12, No. 64, p. 4. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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