My thesis project examines if religiosity is linked to sexism through attitudes toward women. In the United States, 75-78% of adults identify as Christian, and over 90% of adults report belief in a single deity as a higher power (Gallup, 2015). Understanding religious beliefs may explain how men and women feel about their own well-being and self-esteem. This study will be guided using the Social Identity Theory to see which social groups individual’s self-esteem stems from in their lives. Adult participants are recruited from Amazon Mechanical Turk. Participants complete multiple self-report measures, including religiosity, sexist attitudes, and indicators of psychological well-being including self-esteem (positive feelings about the self) and self-efficacy (feelings of competence). I hypothesize that for men, religiosity and sexism will be linked with negative self-outcomes (e.g., high self-esteem, high self-efficacy. For women, religiosity and endorsement of sexism will be linked with negative self-outcomes, except for highly identified Christian women.
|Commitee:||Frenda, Steven, Kennison, Robert|
|School:||California State University, Los Angeles|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 82/1(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Psychology, Social psychology, Gender studies, Religion|
|Keywords:||Sexism, Christian, Self-efficacy, Self-esteem|
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