Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 219–220 | Cite as

A short version of the Attitudes toward Women Scale (AWS)

  • Janet T. Spence
  • Robert Helmreich
  • Joy Stapp
Human Memory, Learning, & Thinking Social Processes

Abstract

A short (25-item) version of the Spence-Helmreich (1972) Attitudes toward Women Scale (AWS) is presented. Correlations between scores on the short and the full (55-item) version for groups of male and female students and groups of their parents were.95 or above. The results of a factor analysis and part-whole correlations also indicated the similarity of the two forms. Normative data for the student and parent samples are described.

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© The Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Janet T. Spence
    • 1
  • Robert Helmreich
    • 1
  • Joy Stapp
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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