Country-level and Individual-level Predictors of Men's Support for Gender Equality in 42 Countries.

Kosakowska-Berezecka, Natasza and Besta, Tomasz and Wlodarczyk, Anna and Anderson, Joel and De Lemus, Soledad and Froehlich, Laura and Dordevic, Jasna and Muller, Dominique and Pacilli, Maria and Salvati, Marco and Schindler, Simon and Hutchings, Paul B. and Sullivan, Katie E. (2020) Country-level and Individual-level Predictors of Men's Support for Gender Equality in 42 Countries. European Journal of Social Psychology. ISSN 1099-0992

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Men sometimes withdraw support for gender equality movements when their higher gender status is threatened. Here, we expand the focus of this phenomenon by examining it crossculturally, to test if both individual- and country-level variables predict men’s collective action intentions to support gender equality. We tested a model in which men’s zero-sum beliefs about gender predict reduced collective action intentions via an increase in hostile sexism. Because country-level gender equality may threaten men’s higher gender status, we also examined whether the path from zero-sum beliefs to collective action intentions was stronger in countries higher in gender equality. Multilevel modeling on 6,781 men from 42 countries supported the individual-level mediation model, but found no evidence of moderation by country-level gender equality. Both country-level gender equality and individual-level zero-sum thinking independently predicted reductions in men’s willingness to act collectively for gender equality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ally behaviour; Collective action; Culture; Gender inequality; Hostile sexism; Status threats
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities > Academic Discipline: Psychology and Counselling
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Depositing User: Dr Paul B Hutchings
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2020 10:48
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2023 15:25

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