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07-07-2022 | Original Article

Investigating the Sexist Implications of Bride Price (Lobola) in Zimbabwe

Authors: Tadios Chisango, Itai Mafa, Langtone Maunganidze

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The present study investigates the sexist implications of endorsement of bride price payment (known locally and regionally as Lobola), with a Zimbabwean sample (n = 437; mean age = 22.19, SD = 2.34). Specifically, we predicted that endorsement of Lobola and benevolent sexism would predict placing restrictions on women’s behaviour (i.e. paternalistic chivalry). More importantly, we also predicted that benevolent sexism would mediate the relationship between endorsement of Lobola and paternalistic chivalry. Results supported both hypotheses. We discuss the results within the framework of ambivalent sexism theory.
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Metadata
Title
Investigating the Sexist Implications of Bride Price (Lobola) in Zimbabwe
Authors
Tadios Chisango
Itai Mafa
Langtone Maunganidze
Publication date
07-07-2022
Publisher
Springer US
Published in
Society
Print ISSN: 0147-2011
Electronic ISSN: 1936-4725
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12115-022-00743-7