ERIC Number: EJ1133467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Omani Girls' Conceptions of Gender Equality: Addressing Socially Constructed Sexist Attitudes through Educational Intervention
Al Sadi, Fatma H.; Basit, Tehmina N.
Oxford Review of Education, v43 n2 p209-224 2017
This paper is based on a quasi-experimental study which examines the effects of a school-based intervention on Omani girls' attitudes towards the notion of gender equality. A questionnaire was administered before and after the intervention to 241 girls (116 in the experimental group; 125 in the control group). A semi-structured interview was conducted before and after the intervention with 16 participants (eight from the experimental group; eight from the control group). Analysis of quantitative data in the post-intervention round revealed statistically significant differences between the two groups in attitudes towards gender equality in favour of the experimental group. Similarly, the analysis of qualitative data from the post-intervention round showed that the experimental group differed significantly from the control group in its attitudes towards women's roles and gender equality. The paper concludes by emphasising the critical role that education can play in challenging and transforming prejudicial and discriminatory attitudes.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Sex Role, Gender Bias, Females, Social Attitudes, Quasiexperimental Design, Questionnaires, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Semi Structured Interviews, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Significance, Qualitative Research, Social Justice, Pretests Posttests, Secondary School Students, Attitude Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Oman
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