The relationships between ambivalent sexism and religiosity among Turkish university students

Taşdemir N., SAKALLI N.

Sex Roles, vol.62, no.7-8, pp.420-426, 2010 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 7-8
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11199-009-9693-6
  • Journal Name: Sex Roles
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.420-426
  • Keywords: Benevolent sexism, Hostile sexism, Islam, Muslim sample, Religiosity, Turkish sample
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


This study explored the relationships among hostile sexism (HS), benevolent sexism (BS), and religiosity for men and women in Turkey, where Islam is the predominant religion. 73 male and 93 female university students completed measures of ambivalent sexism and religiosity. Replicating previous work with Christians, religiosity was a significant correlate of BS when HS was controlled, for both men and women. As predicted, and in contrast to previous research with Christians, partial correlations indicated that Muslim religiosity was a significant correlate of HS for men, when BS was controlled, but not for women. Women but not men showed a significant difference between religiosity's partial correlations with HS and BS. The results were discussed in the light of relevant literature. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.