Socioeconomic and Demographic Correlates of Female Role Perception Among Women in Bangladesh
19 May, 1986
19 May, 1987
30 Jun, 1987
The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationship of certain socioeconomic and demographic variables with Female Role Perception (FRP). 1480 women from urban and rural areas of Bangladesh were selected by stratified random sampling. One personal data blank and one FRP Scale by llyas and Zaman (1982) were administered individually by the inter viewers visiting the households of subjects. It was found that FRP was significantly related to place of residence, family type, age and number of children. The ·higher the income, the more non traditional was the FRP. Working women were more liberal in FRP than nonworking women. Parents' work experience, however, was not related to the F RP. It was observed that the higher the education, the more liberal was the FRP. Parents' and husbands' levels of education were also positively associated with nontraditional FRP of women. Findings of the study further revealed that type of occupation bears a significant relationship to FRP.
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