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No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. However, more important was the finding that initiatives received better evaluations when feminine forms were used for the female proponents than masculine forms regardless of participant gender.

The hypothesized interaction of linguistic form and goal of the initiative was significant and indicated that the conditional effect of linguistic forms was close to significant for the gender initiative: Having documented the negative effects of gender-fair language in a country where this linguistic usage is novel, we then examined the effects in a country where use of gender-fair language is already well established.

In the s, when gender-fair language was new everywhere, the negative effects of gender-fair forms probably occurred regardless of the topic of under discussion as a spill-over effect. Study 2 aimed to replicate the effect of linguistic form mofivation in Study 1.


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While this usage is well established in Austria, it is relatively novel in Poland. As in Study 1, we included participants’ political views mean-centered as a covariate in the analysis.

Shielding women against status loss: We tried to overcome this disadvantage by using cross-sectional research that compares different speech communities at different stages of implementing a specific language reform.

Thus, we provided seven items motivqtion the gender-specific system justification scale Jost and Kay,adapted ld German by Ullrich and Cohrs, 8. The introduction read as follows:.

Ambassadors of gender equality? Although grammatical gender languages are spoken in both countries, they differ considerably in the use of gender-fair language. Two studies conducted in Poland investigate whether the evaluation of social initiatives Study 1: PLLP—Power of language or language of power. To assess participants’ actual support for the quota, they were also asked whether they had signed the support sheet for the quota act during the previous months. In contrast to Study 1, we also measured participants’ political attitudes one item with answers from 1 very liberal to 7 very conservative.

Here, we will look at socially motivated changes in language such as language reforms introduced to instigate and promote changes in social reality. However, evaluation of the non-gender initiative was not affected by linguistic eduhhi Symposium of Social Psychology— In daily life, it is quite common to use academic titles when introducing people.

Finally, participants were asked how strongly they supported feminism.


Study 3 was conducted in Austria, a country where, in contrast to Poland, gender-fair language is well established in everyday life. This indicates that the use of masculine forms in referring to women appears odd when speakers are accustomed to motivatlon language, even if masculine generics were formerly common in the respective country. The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the jotivation author s or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice.

Contemporary arguments against nonsexist language: Matrix of correlation coefficients across all three studies. Gendup, ; Technical University of Vienna: Moreover, we asked their jttp on factors influencing women’s positions in the job market. Moreover, we asked their opinions on factors influencing the situation of women. Similar to Studies 1 and 2, we included participants’ political views mean-centered as covariates in the analysis.

In Study 1, Polish men but not women evaluated the initiative for gender quotas on election lists less favorably.

Moreover, it must be emphasized that Study 1 was performed at a time when a heated debate on quotas was ongoing in Poland. SalgadoUniversity of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.