Background: Feminism is a social movement that advocates for the protection and implementation of policies that promote gender equality. In one study of 116 master’s program students, 42 percent identified as feminist (Charter, 2015). Although little variation was detected between genders, only 6% of participants were male; this disparity is seen in much of the feminism research published today (Rickard, 1987; Bargad, & Hyde 1991, Fischer et al. 2000). The support of people who do not identify as women is imperative to advancing feminist ideals (Precopio, & Ramsey, 2017). While many non-women may support feminist views, measures of feminist identity typically focus exclusively on the views of women (Wiley et al., 2012). Purpose: The purpose of this study is to test the psychometric properties of a new measure of feminist identity designed to measure feminist identity among feminists of diverse gender identities. Method: Undergraduate students are currently completing a new 20-item measure of gender identity. Of 340 participants, 66.4% identify as female, 32.5% as male, and 0.4% as “other”. Participants identified as 66.4% Caucasian, 10% African, 7% multiple races or “mixed” 4.4% “other,” 4.1% Latinx, 3.7% Asian, 1.8% Middle Eastern, and 1.8% Caribbean. 62.2% of participants indicate that they consider themselves a feminist. We will conduct an exploratory factor analysis and multiple group confirmatory factor analysis to assess the structure of the scale and gender invariance among responses, respectively. Implications: An improved questionnaire assessing feminist identity will help to better evaluate feminist identity among people of all gender identities.
Moser, K., Kreglow, S., Grassetti, S. N., & Guzi, C. (2021). Pilot Analysis of the Contemporary Beliefs and Identity Inventory. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wcupa.edu/psych_stuwork/17