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ERIC Number: EJ794575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 101
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Perceived Experiences with Sexism among Adolescent Girls
Leaper, Campbell; Brown, Christia Spears
Child Development, v79 n3 p685-704 May-Jun 2008
This study investigated predictors of adolescent girls' experiences with sexism and feminism. Girls (N = 600; M = 15.1 years, range = 12-18), of varied socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, completed surveys of personal experiences with sexual harassment, academic sexism (regarding science, math, and computer technology), and athletics. Most girls reported sexual harassment (90%), academic sexism (52%), and athletic sexism (76%) at least once, with likelihood increasing with age. Socialization influences and individual factors, however, influenced likelihood of all three forms of sexism. Specifically, learning about feminism and gender-conformity pressures were linked to higher perceptions of sexism. Furthermore, girls' social gender identity (i.e., perceived gender typicality and gender-role contentedness) and gender-egalitarian attitudes were related to perceived sexism.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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