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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163912
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Thai Female Adolescents: Views of Gender Belief
Author(s):
Arpanantikul, Manee
Author Details:
Manee Arpanantikul, RN, Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand, email: ramak@mahidol.ac.th
Abstract:
Background: Gender belief in Thailand emphasizes history, culture and social relations. This constructed gender belief remains strong and is continually passed on through generations. With globalization, however, some parts of gender belief from the West have influenced the thoughts of Thai female adolescents. Thus, it is important to understand the shifts in gender belief in Thai female adolescents. Aim: To explore Thai female adolescents' views of gender belief in the contemporary period. Method: A convenience sample of 106 Thai female adolescents was selected. Data collection was done using gender belief questionnaire in Thai context. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze data. Findings: Many adolescents (67.9%) viewed that Thai women have to be feminine and good at household work. About 20.7% thought that men were able to care for family members better than women. A few (20.7%) sensed that men were strong and should be a leader, whereas women were weak and dependent. Only a few (2%) believed that men could have more than one wife. The majority (79.2%) thought that women should have one husband. Most adolescents (62.2%) felt that women had capability but are not accepted. Conclusion: The findings suggested that there was a shift of some gender belief concepts in Thai female adolescents due to the influence of the West in Thai society. The previous gender belief that mothers were taught to believe and accept as the norm are in the past. Now, while some female adolescents follow that norm, others do not believe and make an effort to break that norm because of equality between males and females, and equal education opportunities. Findings provided a better understanding about gender beliefs among Thai female adolescents in the modern period, leading mothers and others to change the former attitudes as well as to teach, treat, and empower those female adolescents in an appropriate way to prevent social problems in the future.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThai Female Adolescents: Views of Gender Beliefen_GB
dc.contributor.authorArpanantikul, Maneeen_US
dc.author.detailsManee Arpanantikul, RN, Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand, email: ramak@mahidol.ac.then_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163912-
dc.description.abstractBackground: Gender belief in Thailand emphasizes history, culture and social relations. This constructed gender belief remains strong and is continually passed on through generations. With globalization, however, some parts of gender belief from the West have influenced the thoughts of Thai female adolescents. Thus, it is important to understand the shifts in gender belief in Thai female adolescents. Aim: To explore Thai female adolescents' views of gender belief in the contemporary period. Method: A convenience sample of 106 Thai female adolescents was selected. Data collection was done using gender belief questionnaire in Thai context. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze data. Findings: Many adolescents (67.9%) viewed that Thai women have to be feminine and good at household work. About 20.7% thought that men were able to care for family members better than women. A few (20.7%) sensed that men were strong and should be a leader, whereas women were weak and dependent. Only a few (2%) believed that men could have more than one wife. The majority (79.2%) thought that women should have one husband. Most adolescents (62.2%) felt that women had capability but are not accepted. Conclusion: The findings suggested that there was a shift of some gender belief concepts in Thai female adolescents due to the influence of the West in Thai society. The previous gender belief that mothers were taught to believe and accept as the norm are in the past. Now, while some female adolescents follow that norm, others do not believe and make an effort to break that norm because of equality between males and females, and equal education opportunities. Findings provided a better understanding about gender beliefs among Thai female adolescents in the modern period, leading mothers and others to change the former attitudes as well as to teach, treat, and empower those female adolescents in an appropriate way to prevent social problems in the future.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:34:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:34:46Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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