Title

Ugandan adolescents’ gender stereotype knowledge about jobs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-12-2020

Publication Title

Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies

Abstract

Ugandan adolescents ages 11- to 17-years-old (N = 201; 48% girls; M age = 14.62) answered closed- and open-ended questions about occupational gender segregation, allowing researchers to assess their gender stereotype knowledge. Adolescents answered 38 closed-ended questions such as ‘who is more likely to be a doctor?’ and were asked to list masculine, feminine, and gender-neutral jobs. Data were analyzed via descriptive statistics, chi-square tests, t-tests, and thematic coding. Findings indicated that adolescents were fairly egalitarian about jobs and there were no differences in occupational stereotype knowledge between males and females. Findings present reasons for hope and for continued work toward gender equality in Uganda. Results may inform interventions that foster egalitarian gender attitudes. Future work could explore adolescents’ stereotype endorsement and occupational aspirations.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1080/17450128.2020.1830213

ISSN

1745-0136

Comments

Flora Farago, Natalie D. Eggum-Wilkens & Linlin Zhang (2020) Ugandan adolescents’ gender stereotype knowledge about jobs, Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, DOI: 10.1080/17450128.2020.1830213


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