Encyclopedia of Adolescence
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
New York, NY
Recent research has left little doubt that most adolescents in the US experience sexist acts from peers and adults (American Association of University Women [AAUW] 2011; Leaper and Brown 2014). As subsequently described, these experiences can affect their self-concepts, motivation, adjustment, and achievement. This review is organized into the following sections: First, sexism is defined. Second, factors related to increases in sexism during adolescence are summarized. Third, the prevalence and impact of two main forms of sexism – sexual harassment and gender bias – are discussed. Finally, factors associated with adolescents’ awareness of sexism and coping responses are considered.
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Robnett, R. D.
Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 5
New York, NY: Springer Berlin Heidelberg.