Sex Roles

, Volume 45, Issue 11, pp 743–766

Social Identity, Modern Sexism, and Perceptions of Personal and Group Discrimination by Women and Men


DOI: 10.1023/A:1015636318953

Cite this article as:
Cameron, J.E. Sex Roles (2001) 45: 743. doi:10.1023/A:1015636318953


Perceptions of gender-related discrimination against the self and group were examined in women and men, with a focus on the predictive utility of modern sexism and 3 dimensions of social identification (ingroup ties, centrality, and ingroup affect). Questionnaires were completed by 321 undergraduates (206 women and 115 men), of whom 78% self-identified as White and 10% as Asian. Higher levels of personal and group discrimination tended to be perceived by high-neosexism men and low-neosexism women. The centrality of gender identification was positively related to men's personal-level perceptions of discrimination, whereas effects of the emotional facets of social identity—ingroup ties and ingroup affect—occurred jointly with both gender and modern sexism. The results are discussed with reference to social identity theory and the personal/group discrimination discrepancy.

social identity gender modern sexism discrimination 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of QueenslandUSA;

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