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Psicothema, 2011. Vol. Vol. 23 (nº 3). 382-387

Conexión intergeneracional del sexismo: influencia de variables familiares

Maite Garaigordobil y Jone Aliri

Universidad del País Vasco

El estudio tuvo 3 objetivos: 1) analizar las relaciones entre el sexismo hostil (SH), benevolente (SB) y ambivalente (SA) de padres-madres e hijos-hijas; 2) estudiar la relación entre el sexismo del padre y la madre; y 3) valorar si el nivel socioeconómico cultural familiar está relacionado con el sexismo. La muestra incluyó 2.867 participantes, 1.455 adolescentes (768 chicas, 687 chicos) y sus padres (764 madres, 648 padres). Los resultados mostraron correlaciones positivas del sexismo (SH-SB-SA) de la madre con el SB de sus hijos, y con el SH-SB-SA de sus hijas. Se hallaron correlaciones entre el sexismo (SB-SA) del padre y el sexismo (SH-SB-SA-Neosexismo) de sus hijos, pero no se evidenció relación con el sexismo de sus hijas. Se confirmó la conexión intergeneracional del sexismo en la familia, de la madre en relación a los hijos-hijas y del padre en relación a los hijos. La madre aparece como una figura de mayor influencia, aunque se constató una mayor conexión entre el sexismo de madre e hija, así como entre el sexismo de padre e hijo. También se han hallado correlaciones positivas entre el sexismo de ambos padres, y negativas entre el nivel socioeconómico cultural de la familia y sexismo de padres e hijos.

Intergenerational connection of sexism: Influence of family variables. The purpose of this study is three-fold: 1) to analyze the relations between parents’ hostile sexism (HS), benevolent sexism (BS), and ambivalent sexism (AS) and that of their sons-daughters; 2) to study the relation between the mothers’ and the fathers’ sexism; and 3) to appraise whether the family socio-economic level-cultural is related to sexism. The sample included 2,867 participants, 1,455 adolescents (768 girls, 687 boys) and their parents (764 mothers, 648 fathers). The results revealed positive correlations between the mothers’ sexism (HS-BS-AS) and the BS of their sons, and with the HS, BS, and AS of their daughters. Positive correlations were found between the fathers’ sexism (BS-AS) and their sons’ sexism (HS-BS-AS-Neosexism); however, no relation was found with their daughters’ sexism. The intergenerational connection of sexism in the family was confirmed: from mothers to sons and daughters and from fathers to sons. The mother emerged as a very influential figure, although a higher connection was confirmed between the mothers’ and the daughters’ sexism and between the fathers’ and the sons’ sexism. Positive correlations were also found between both parents’ sexism, and negative correlations between the socio-economic-cultural level of the family and sexism in the parents and in the adolescents.


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