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In this module 3 SLP, we continue to develop our self-awareness, which is important to our coaching capacity as well as to our ability to discern our biases toward HR policies and practices in organizations. In this SLP we will reflect upon an aspect of diversity that affects all of us, regardless of age, country, race, or even sexual orientation: gender.

Please complete a free version of The Ambivalent Sexism Inventory on the "Understanding Prejudice" website, created and maintained by Professor Scott Plous, Department of Psychology, Wesleyan University, accessed May 22, 2008 at:

Once you complete the questions and obtain your score, compare it to the following average scores of men and women:

In your own country
In a European country
In a Latin American country
In an Asian country
In an African country
Assignment Expectations:
Once you have completed this, please:

Reflect on and Discuss the Meaning of Your Inventory Results in a paper that looks something like this:

What are your scores, and how do they relate to the average scores of men and women overall, in your country, and in the other countries?
What does this tell you about your own attitudes toward the roles of men and women?
What does this tell you about the differences in the average male and female attitudes and perceptions among the countries you selected?
What insights did you gain through this exercise?
In what ways do you think the inventory might be improved?
In what ways does this relate to human resource management policies and practices?

Feel free to search the Internet for other information on sexism, prejudice, and/or gender relations, or to explore the other instruments available on the Understanding Prejudice website.


Reference any sources that you use in your work.
Use headings and subheadings to clearly show the structure of your analysis.
Be sure to include a cover page and reference page, in addition to the analysis described above.
Submit your analysis to CourseNet by the end of this module.


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//People from different countries has different views about ambivalent sexism. This can be acknowledged with the help of the scores gained from Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI). Through the application of ASI, my personal responses as a resident of United States have been compared with the overall responses, as well as the response of people from several other countries. The responses include views of both, men and women. At the beginning of the paper, my personal scores are compared with the overall scores, as well as the scores of other countries.//

Comparison of Personal Scores with Others:

As a resident of the United States, my personal scores about the hostile sexism and benevolent sexism are 2.27 and 4.14. These scores are obtained by filling the Ambivalent Sexism Inventory. Through the comparison of my scores, with the average scores of men and women, the relationship between these scores is analyzed. In context to the overall scores, in comparison to my scores, average female agree less with hostile sexism; while average males highly agree with this. On the other hand, I highly agree with benevolent sexism, while average males and females agree to a less extent. With the interpretation of this comparison, it is evaluated that average males are in more favor of hostile sexism, while for benevolent sexism, both males and females have same views.

With the comparison of my scores and the scores of my own country, i.e. the United States, it is evaluated that my scores are greater than the average female scores in hostile sexism, while greater than both, male and female in benevolent sexism (Plous, 2010). This comparison shows that I am more in favor of hostile sexism as the other men of US as compared with the females. In the context of benevolent sexism, I have a strong belief, while both male and females do not believe in it. This comparison shows that I have more affection towards women, while average men of the United States do not believe in this to my extent.

Through relating my scores with the people of England, a European Country, it is analyzed that my views for hostile sexism are quite similar to the other males of ...

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The response addresses the queries posted in 1425 words with references.