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Traditional Or Modern, Where Does India Stand On Gender Role Attitude Scale?

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Surbhi Pareek, Ruby Jain,



Gender, Gender role attitude, Gender role attitude scale, Predictors, Regression analysis, India, Traditional or modern.



This paper attempts to examine the gender role attitude of Indian population. The gender role attitude scale consists of 35 items, covering three domains was given to 518 respondents belonging to five major Indian states. The selected states and union territory were Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Delhi NCR contributing 26.38% to total Indian population. Sample contains both male and female with vast age group of 18 to 60 years. The paper highlights certain interesting findings that majority of the respondents were found in transitional category of gender role attitude. The further outcomes of the analysis reveal that men were having more traditional gender role attitude than women. This gender role attitudinal gap was expected as Indian society is very traditional and patriarchal in nature. Among all the three factors male respondents were found more traditional about paid and unpaid work roles than any other factors. Hypotheses testing suggested that among all the predictors of gender role attitude age, gender and religion were found the strongest and education and occupation were found weakest. Further studies can be done in similar Asian countries by incorporating other predictors.



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