Sex Roles

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 651–657

Reliability of the Attitudes Toward Women Scale (AWS) and the Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ)


  • Jan D. Yoder
    • Department of PsychologyWebster College
  • Robert W. Rice
    • State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Jerome Adams
    • United States Military Academy
  • Robert F. Priest
    • United States Military Academy
  • Howard T. PrinceII
    • United States Military Academy

DOI: 10.1007/BF00289898

Cite this article as:
Yoder, J.D., Rice, R.W., Adams, J. et al. Sex Roles (1982) 8: 651. doi:10.1007/BF00289898


The stability and internal consistency of Spence and Helmreich's Attitudes Toward Women Scale (AWS) and Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ) are reported. An entire first-year class of 1,007 male and 78 female cadets at the U.S. Military Academy were given a battery of psychological tests before and after cadet basic training, a 2 1/2-month period. The AWS and PAQ proved to be highly reliable, comparable to other frequently used psychological tests. This psychometric information encourages researchers to make further use of these gender-related instruments.

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1982