Date of Award

Spring 5-19-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Rebecca Farmer Huselid, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Darlene DeFour, Ph.D.

Academic Program Adviser

Martin Chodorow, Ph.D.


This study examined whether ambivalent sexist beliefs impact views of the homeless. Results showed that benevolent sexism towards men was related to increased ratings of control and decreased ratings of external causes of male homelessness. Hostile sexism towards women positively predicted ratings of internal causes of female homelessness.



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