Two hundred and forty-six applicants to the University of Haifa (136 males, 110 females) responded to a Hebrew version of the Beliefs About Equal Rights scale (BAER). Mean scores for males and females were compared to results reported for a sample of American students. Israeli Ss had significantly higher scores on the BAER when compared to U. S. Ss. The effect of prominent female political figures and ideals of equality in work were noted as contributing to this cultural difference. Within the Israeli sample, women were more egalitarian than men, kibbutz members were not more egalitarian than others, and the more religious held the least egalitarian beliefs.
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- Social Psychology