Sex Roles

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 651–657 | Cite as

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

  • Jan D. Yoder
  • Robert W. Rice
  • Jerome Adams
  • Robert F. Priest
  • Howard T. PrinceII
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Abstract

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

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan D. Yoder
    • 1
  • Robert W. Rice
    • 2
  • Jerome Adams
    • 3
  • Robert F. Priest
    • 3
  • Howard T. PrinceII
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWebster CollegeSt. Louis
  2. 2.State University of New York at BuffaloUSA
  3. 3.United States Military AcademyUSA

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