The Relationship Between Gender Social Identity and Support for Feminism

  title={The Relationship Between Gender Social Identity and Support for Feminism},
  author={Shawn Meghan Burn and Roger Aboud and Carey Moyles},
  journal={Sex Roles},
This study is an application of social identity theory to feminist consciousness and activism. For women, strong gender identifications may enhance support for equality struggles, whereas for men, they may contribute to backlashes against feminism. University students (N = 276), primarily Euroamerican, completed a measure of gender self-esteem (GSE, that part of one's self-concept derived from one's gender), and two measures of feminism. High GSE in women and low GSE in men were related to… 
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