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Individual and Situational Factors Related to Young Women’s Likelihood of Confronting Sexism in Their Everyday Lives

Melanie M. Ayres; Carly Kay Friedman; Campbell Leaper;
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  • Published: 29 Apr 2009
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Factors related to young women’s reported likelihood of confronting sexism were investigated. Participants were 338 U.S. female undergraduates (M = 19 years) attending a California university. They were asked to complete questionnaire measures and to write a personal narrative about an experience with sexism. Approximately half (46%) the women reported confronting the perpetrator. Individual factors (prior experience with sexism, feminist identification, collective action) and situational factors (familiarity and status of perpetrator, type of sexism) were tested as predictors in a logistic regression. Women were less likely to report confronting sexism if (1) t...
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Medical Subject Headings: humanities
free text keywords: Original Article, Coping behavior, Discrimination, Feminism, Human females, Narratives, Sexism, Sexual harassment, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Social Psychology, Gender Studies, Psychology, Medicine/Public Health, general, Sociology, Gender Studies, Coping behavior, Discrimination, Feminism, Human females, Narratives, Sexism, Sexual harassment, Logistic regression, Victimology, Feminism, Collective action, Social psychology, Situational ethics, Narrative, Personal narrative, Coping (psychology), Psychology
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