Gender & Leadership Implicit Association Test (IAT)

This Implicit Association Test (IAT) on Gender and Leadership was initially developed by Dasgupta and Asgari (2004), and was used as part of an NIH-funded study to promote Bias Literacy (Carnes et al. 2015), a term coined by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This test measures spontaneous reactions via a timed categorization task, in which words are sorted into groups as quickly as possible.

Gender & Leadership IAT (research)

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Gender & Leadership IAT (non‑research)

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If you select the Research version of the test, your IAT score and responses to five demographic items will be saved as anonymous observations that can be used for research purposes. Your data cannot be linked to you as an individual and results will always be presented in aggregate.

If you select the Non-Research option, you will not be asked to respond to demographic items and your displayed IAT results will be for your information only; the scores will not be used or saved for any research purposes.

These tests will work on a handheld device, and on most current browsers.  The test is not compatible with older versions of Internet Explorer.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has also posted a gender-and-leadership IAT, which appears to be an updated version of the Dasgupta and Asgari instrument. CLICK HERE to take the AAUW version.