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ERIC Number: EJ862662
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Does Gender Matter? An Exploratory Study of Perspectives across Genders, Age and Education
Carinci, Sherrie; Wong, Pia Lindquist
International Review of Education, v55 n5-6 p523-540 Nov 2009
Using a convenience sample and survey research methods, the authors seek to better understand how perspectives on gender are shaped by individuals' age, level of education and gender. Study participants responded in writing to scenarios and survey questions, revealing their personal views on gender as an identity category and as a marker in the social hierarchy. Analysis indicated that there were differences between male and female views on these dimensions of gender, and that age and educational levels were also influential. While younger respondents from both genders demonstrated flexibility in their definitions of gender and expressed strong support for gender equality, they were noticeably lacking in their knowledge of the historical context of gender relations and did not show the skills required to realise their ideals of gender equality, especially when compared to older respondents of both genders with higher levels of educational attainment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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