Women's Attitudes Toward Men: an Integrated Threat Theory Approach

  title={Women's Attitudes Toward Men: an Integrated Threat Theory Approach},
  author={Cookie White Stephan and Walter G. Stephan and Katherine M. Demitrakis and Ann-Marie Yamada and Dennis L. Clason},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={63 - 73}
Three studies were conducted to measure the antecedents of women's attitudes toward men using the integrated threat model. Four types of threats were hypothesized to produce negative attitudes toward men: (1) realistic threat based on threats to women's political and economic power, (2) symbolic threat based on value differences, (3) intergroup anxiety experienced during social interaction with outgroup members, and (4) negative stereotypes of men. Negative contact was hypothesized to increase… 

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