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Omani girls’ conceptions of gender equality: Addressing socially constructed sexist attitudes through educational intervention

AL SADI, Fatma and BASIT, Tehmina (2016) Omani girls’ conceptions of gender equality: Addressing socially constructed sexist attitudes through educational intervention. Oxford Review of Education, 43 (2). pp. 209-224. ISSN 0305-4985

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This paper is based on a quasi-experimental study which examines the effects of a school-based intervention on Omani girls’ attitudes towards the notion of gender equality. A questionnaire was administered before and after the intervention to 241 girls (116 in the experimental group; 125 in the control group). A semi-structured interview was conducted before and after the intervention with 16 participants (eight from the experimental group; eight from the control group). Analysis of quantitative data in the post-intervention round revealed statistically significant differences between the two groups in attitudes towards gender equality in favour of the experimental group. Similarly, the analysis of qualitative data from the post-intervention round showed that the experimental group differed significantly from the control group in its attitudes towards women’s roles and gender equality. The paper concludes by emphasising the critical role that education can play in challenging and transforming prejudicial and discriminatory attitudes.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: School of Business, Leadership and Economics > Business, Management and Marketing
Depositing User: Jocey BRACEGIRDLE
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 09:46
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 09:46
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/3661

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