Examination of ambivalent sexism inventory and gender roles of female students of the school of sports sciences


  • Hakan Akdeniz Kocaeli University
  • Ebru Mısırlıoğlu
  • Gülşah Sekban


Conflicting Sense of Sexism, Sex Roles, Hostile Sexism, Conservative Sexism, Masculinity, Femininity


The purpose of this study was to determine whether female students who studied at the Faculty of Sports Sciences (FSS) of Kocaeli University differ in terms of various variables according to various variables of The ambivalent sexism inventory and gender roles. The sample group consists of 235 female students studying at the FSS. To obtain the data for this study, the ambivalent sexism inventory: Differentiating hostile and benevolent sexism and BEM Gender Role Inventory were used. In the analysis of the data, frequency, correlation Manova, Tukey and post-hoc tests were used. The results revealed that, there was a positive relationship between the negative aspects of sexism and benevolent sexism. These were the subscales of the ambivalent sexism according to the Scandinavian Sense of Sexuality and Sexuality Scores. There was no significant difference found between the masculinity of the sub-dimensions of hostile sexism and gender roles. There was a statistically significant difference between the ambivalent sexism and its sub-dimensions, BCRE and sub-dimension levels according to branch variables of female students in the Faculty of Sports Sciences. The female students in the Department of Coaching were significantly higher than the female students in the Recreation Department. The female students, with 7-9 years of experience in sport had higher scores than the others.