Sex Role Perception And Occupational Choice
Women Studies, as an area of academic studies integrating women? sperceptions, problems, perspectives and experiences in gradually finding foot hold in the higher education system. the double burden women bear coupled with age-old prejudices still lingering in the minds of women inhibit women?s speedier march towards equality. It is clear that despite advances made in a number of fields, sexual inequalities differentials still continue, women are oppressed and explored in various repressive ways. The leading functionalist theory of Parsons and Robert Freed Bales emphasise on occupational choices leading to major differences between the roles of men and women. This book deals with the issues of sex roles and occupational choise of women students. The author?s main task in this study has been to pinpoint the changes taking place in sex roles and their impact on selection of courses at higher levels. While viewing women?s role in social, cultural and psychological perspectives, this book discusses various factors affecting and changing role in familial, employment, social, economical, political and educational spheres. An important finding of the study is: the women students, who opt for professional and science courses, are more liberal than those who opt for non-professional an arts courses in their perception of sex roles. It draws the attention of women students, researchers and policy makers to introduce reforms in planning and implementation of educational services for women in higher levels.
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