The Relationship Between Gender, beliefs, and Feminist Identity

The Relationship Between Gender, beliefs, and Feminist Identity

Our research aimed to gain more understanding of the gap in which people do not call themselves feminists but have feminist beliefs: the identity-ideology disparity. More specifically, we looked at how gender and belief in a just world (BJW) levels interacted with feminist identity, feminist ideology, and the identity-ideology disparity. We had 94 participants with 7.4% men, 92.6% women, and 1.1% non-binary with a mean age of 20.20 years old. They took the Liberal Feminist Attitudes and Ideology Scale (LFAIS) and BJW scale developed by Dalbert in order to measure our variables (Morgan, 1996; Dalbert, Montada, & Schmitt, 1987; Dalbert, 1999). We did find that the higher an individual’s feminist ideology was, the more likely they were to identify as a feminist. However, we found no significant interactions between gender, BJW levels, feminist identity, feminist ideology, or the identity-ideology disparity. The lack of significant results is likely because of a limited sample size. These results suggest that there may not be a relationship between these variables, or simply that more research may need to be done

Reese Wilcox

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