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ERIC Number: EJ900900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Do Students in Secondary Education Manifest Sexist Attitudes?
Pozo, Carmen; Martos, Maria J.; Morillejo, Enrique Alonso
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v8 n2 p541-560 2010
Introduction: Sexism and sexist attitudes can give rise to gender violence. It is therefore important to analyze these variables at an early age (in secondary school classrooms); from this analysis we will have a basis for intervention. Method: The study sample consists of 962 secondary school students. Measuring instruments were used to assess the relevant variables, for both male and female respondents. Results: High levels of sexism were found in both boys and girls. In addition, the boys demonstrate more sexist attitudes than the girls and they are more inclined to differentiate persons according to gender roles. Discussion and Conclusion: Results reveal a need to carry out non-sexist educational programs. In this respect, school can be a change vehicle and contribute to social transformation for the benefit of gender equality and non-violence towards women. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain