Foreign tests used for psychological assessment of sexism



We pay attention on the problems of Russian modern studies of sexism, which are suffering from the lack of relevant psychodiagnostic tools. We examine and describe foreign experience in diagnosing sexism. диагностики сексизма. The development of sexism interpretations and its measurement methodologies in the concepts of N. Benokraitis and J. Feagin (overt/blatant, covert, and subtle sexism), P. Glick and S. Fiske (hostile and benevolent sexism) are analyzed. The review presents the main theoretical concepts of sexism and related tests such as Attitudes Toward Women Scale by J. Spence and R. Helmreich; Modern Sexism Scale by J. Swim, K. Aikin, W. Hall, B. Hunter; Neosexism Scale by F. Tougas, R. Brown, A. Beaton, A. Joly; Ambivalent Sexism Inventory by P. Glick and S. Fiske; Implicit Association Test by A. Greenwald, D. McGhee and J. Schwartz.

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Keywords: sexism, stereotype, prejudice, attitude, gender, inventory, test

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Zizevskaia E.S., Shchukina M.A. Foreign tests used for psychological assessment of sexism [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2019. Vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 68–77. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2019080308. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Ekaterina S. Zizevskaia, Master’s Student, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Bergamo, Bergamo, Italy, e-mail:

M. A. Shchukina, Doctor of Psychology, Head of the Department of Psychology, Almazov National Medical Research Centre, Professor of the Department of General and Differential Psychology, St. Petersburg State Institute of Psychology and Social Work, St.Petersburg, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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