Attitudes Towards Women Scale.


The attitudes towards women scale is a 25 item questionnaire. It indicates different statements describing opinions towards the roles women have in society.

The items are scored on a 0-3 scale, with the total scale score calculated as a sum of the items.

A high score indicates a pro-feminist, attitude while a low score indicates a traditional attitude.

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Spence, J.T., Helmreich, R., & Stapp, J. (1973). A short version of the Attitudes toward Women Scale (AWS). Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 2, 219-220.

Spence, J.T. & Helmreich, R.L. (1978). Masculinity and femininity: Their psychological dimensions, correlates, and antecedents. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

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