Playing games and asking questions in a non-WEIRD sample

Adapting and testing the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory in Western Burkina Faso

Manuela Thomae

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

A recent debate across the social sciences questions the generalizability of research findings obtained from Western Educated Industrialised Rich and Democratic (WEIRD) samples to the rest of humanity at large. In this paper, we aim to adapt and test the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI, Glick & Fiske, 1996), on a small, non-WEIRD sample of men in Burkina Faso. Using a within-participants experimental design we further attempt to cross-validate this adapted ASI with a behavioural measure, namely the dictator game. Generally, the adapted version of the ASI does not perform well in terms of validity and reliability. In the dictator game, women generally receive a larger proportion of the stake than men. While the allocations to male recipients are not related to participants’ levels of hostile or benevolent sexism, there is a significant negative correlation between benevolent sexism and allocations to female recipients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-208
JournalEvolutionary Behavioral Sciences
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2014

Keywords

  • Inventories
  • Sexism
  • Social Sciences
  • Test Reliability
  • Test Validity

Cite this

Thomae, Manuela. / Playing games and asking questions in a non-WEIRD sample : Adapting and testing the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory in Western Burkina Faso. In: Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. 2014 ; Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 197-208.
@article{c6c8db07b2a449d4a4810737b5a631d4,
title = "Playing games and asking questions in a non-WEIRD sample: Adapting and testing the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory in Western Burkina Faso",
abstract = "A recent debate across the social sciences questions the generalizability of research findings obtained from Western Educated Industrialised Rich and Democratic (WEIRD) samples to the rest of humanity at large. In this paper, we aim to adapt and test the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI, Glick & Fiske, 1996), on a small, non-WEIRD sample of men in Burkina Faso. Using a within-participants experimental design we further attempt to cross-validate this adapted ASI with a behavioural measure, namely the dictator game. Generally, the adapted version of the ASI does not perform well in terms of validity and reliability. In the dictator game, women generally receive a larger proportion of the stake than men. While the allocations to male recipients are not related to participants’ levels of hostile or benevolent sexism, there is a significant negative correlation between benevolent sexism and allocations to female recipients.",
keywords = "Inventories, Sexism, Social Sciences, Test Reliability, Test Validity",
author = "Manuela Thomae",
year = "2014",
month = "5",
day = "5",
doi = "10.1037/h0099829",
language = "English",
volume = "8",
pages = "197--208",
number = "3",

}

Playing games and asking questions in a non-WEIRD sample : Adapting and testing the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory in Western Burkina Faso. / Thomae, Manuela.

In: Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 3, 05.05.2014, p. 197-208.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Playing games and asking questions in a non-WEIRD sample

T2 - Adapting and testing the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory in Western Burkina Faso

AU - Thomae, Manuela

PY - 2014/5/5

Y1 - 2014/5/5

N2 - A recent debate across the social sciences questions the generalizability of research findings obtained from Western Educated Industrialised Rich and Democratic (WEIRD) samples to the rest of humanity at large. In this paper, we aim to adapt and test the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI, Glick & Fiske, 1996), on a small, non-WEIRD sample of men in Burkina Faso. Using a within-participants experimental design we further attempt to cross-validate this adapted ASI with a behavioural measure, namely the dictator game. Generally, the adapted version of the ASI does not perform well in terms of validity and reliability. In the dictator game, women generally receive a larger proportion of the stake than men. While the allocations to male recipients are not related to participants’ levels of hostile or benevolent sexism, there is a significant negative correlation between benevolent sexism and allocations to female recipients.

AB - A recent debate across the social sciences questions the generalizability of research findings obtained from Western Educated Industrialised Rich and Democratic (WEIRD) samples to the rest of humanity at large. In this paper, we aim to adapt and test the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI, Glick & Fiske, 1996), on a small, non-WEIRD sample of men in Burkina Faso. Using a within-participants experimental design we further attempt to cross-validate this adapted ASI with a behavioural measure, namely the dictator game. Generally, the adapted version of the ASI does not perform well in terms of validity and reliability. In the dictator game, women generally receive a larger proportion of the stake than men. While the allocations to male recipients are not related to participants’ levels of hostile or benevolent sexism, there is a significant negative correlation between benevolent sexism and allocations to female recipients.

KW - Inventories

KW - Sexism

KW - Social Sciences

KW - Test Reliability

KW - Test Validity

U2 - 10.1037/h0099829

DO - 10.1037/h0099829

M3 - Article

VL - 8

SP - 197

EP - 208

IS - 3

ER -