Evaluating the british version of the attitudes toward women scale

Mandy Smith, Iain Walker

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The unidimensionality of the British version of the Attitudes towards Women Scale (AWS‐B) was evaluated through factor analysis of responses from three separate samples. Each sample produced several factors, with a few factors being more or less commonly found in each sample. These results indicate the AWS‐B is multidimensional and that it is conceptually hazardous to use the scale to give a single score representing a person's “attitude to women”. The paper concludes with a consideration of some broader problems involved in trying to measure “attitude(s) to women”. 1991 Australian Psychological Society

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
Number of pages4
JournalAustralian Journal of Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes


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