Rollero, C., Glick, P., & Tartaglia, S.
Psychometric properties of short versions of the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory and Ambivalence Toward Men Inventory
The current paper assesses the psychometric properties of short versions of the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI; Glick & Fiske, 1996) and Ambivalence Toward Men Inventory (AMI; Glick & Fiske, 1999), which represent widely used measures of sexist attitudes toward, respectively, women and men. Participants in the study were 960 Caucasian adults (48.6% male). The theoretical structure of both the short ASI and AMI was tested via confirmatory factor analysis using structural equations modeling. Moreover, the invariance of the factor structures across gender and age was investigated. Results showed that the shorter versions of the ASI and AMI have good psychometric properties that are consistent with the original versions of the scales. Researchers who wish to assess ambivalent sexist attitudes, but must use fewer items than the original ASI and AMI, can strongly consider using these short versions.Back