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Assessing the effects of sexism on self-esteem and resilience and resilience as a moderator

Murphy Brien, Shauna (2023) Assessing the effects of sexism on self-esteem and resilience and resilience as a moderator. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Aims: The current study aimed to investigate the effects of sexism on self-esteem and resilience, and the relationship between resilience and self-esteem. The study also aimed to test for the moderating effect of resilience between sexism and self-esteem. Methods: A questionnaire made through google forms was administered to participants (n=107) through various social media platforms and shared in group chats using a link. The questionnaire consisted of demographic questions, an altered version of the schedule of sexist events (SSE), an altered version of The Rosenberg Self Esteem scale (RSES) and The Brief Resilience scale. Results: results found that sexist events significantly predicted self-esteem and resilience. Resilience levels also predicted self-esteem levels. However, resilience was not found as a moderator between sexism and self-esteem. However, it was found that resilience may have acted as a mediator between sexist events and self-esteem, as when resilience was entered into the multiple regression with sexism and self-esteem, sexism was no longer significant in predicting self-esteem. Further research is warranted to test the effects of resilience as a mediator between sexism and self-esteem. Conclusion: findings provide a greater understanding on the effects of sexism on self-esteem and resilience and the effects of resilience on self-esteem. Importantly, findings show how resilience may buffer the effects of sexism on one’s self-esteem. These findings have important implications regarding possible further research and interventions on sexisms negative effects.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Loughnane, Gerard
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Discrimination
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > Gender
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Tamara Malone
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2024 17:07
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2024 17:07

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