Title

Gender differences in the perception of women in magazine advertising

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

5-1-1985

Abstract

Male and female college students (N=137) rated 10 control and 10 target magazine advertisements for appeal and for the perceived sexism displayed in the ads. Males did not differ in their ratings of target and control ad appeal. Females rated target ads as less appealing than control ads, and gave target ads lower appeal ratings than did males. Females also rated target ads as more sexist than did males, although both sexes rated target ads as more sexist than control ads. All subjects also completed the Attitudes Toward Women Scale, on which females displayed more liberal attitudes than males. © 1985 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

Publication Title

Sex Roles

Volume

12

Issue

9-10

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