Older and Younger Adults’ Attitudes Toward Feminism

“Older and Younger Adults’ Attitudes Towards Feminism: The Influence of Religiosity, Political Orientation, Gender, Education, and Family” presents a study that explored attitudes toward feminism in 245 U.S. college students and their older relatives. Participants completed a scale of attitudes towards feminism, political orientation, a religiosity mphoto-2easure, and a demographic questionnaire. Results indicated that older adults were more conservative than younger adults on their attitudes towards feminism, religiosity, and political orientation measures. In the young adult sample, attitudes towards feminism were predicted by gender and political orientation, compared to older adults in which religiosity and political orientation were the best predictors. Young adults’ political views were associated with older adults’ attitudes towards feminism.

My final paper is going to revolve around feminism, in college mainly, and how many women do not identify themselves as feminists because of the views associated with the word feminism. Thus, this source will help immensely as it will help back up my main argument by providing evidence in the ways people view feminists and their work.

Fitzpatrick Bettencourt, Kathryn,E., Tammi Vacha-haase, and Zinta S. Byrne. “Older and Younger Adults’ Attitudes Toward Feminism: The Influence of Religiosity, Political Orientation, Gender, Education, and Family.” Sex Roles, vol. 64, no. 11-12, 2011., pp. 863-874doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11199-011-9946-z.

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