Investigation of High School Students Perceptions of Gender Differences: A Case Study
Yunus Yildiz & Recep Bilgin
English Language Teaching Department, Tishk International University, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Published: February 22, 2023
In addition to the strict division of labor in traditional societies, gender differences were particularly outstanding. Accordingly, the jobs that women and men would do according to their gender in traditional societies were clearly stated. There are many situations in which perceptions of gender difference are expressed in the form of stereotypes. It is possible to understand this especially from the professions that many people see as suitable for men and women. However, modern times and many factors affecting cultural change have radically altered these perceptions in younger generations. It is hypothesized in the study that the perceptions of the gender discrimination began to be neutralized with the effect of many factors and the stereotypes were largely lost. In order to evaluate this, a questionnaire was applied to high school 10th, 11th and 12th grade students about their perceptions on this issue and the results were evaluated. Accordingly, it has been observed that these differences have largely disappeared.
Keywords: Sex and Gender, Gender Differences, Stereotypes, Gender Discrimination