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Perceptions of gender equality among Icelandic year 10 adolescents : Population studies 1992, 2006, and 2014

Perceptions of gender equality among Icelandic year 10 adolescents : Population studies 1992, 2006, and 2014


Title: Perceptions of gender equality among Icelandic year 10 adolescents : Population studies 1992, 2006, and 2014
Author: Thorsteinsson, Einar Baldvin
Hjálmsdóttir, Andrea Sigrún
Bjarnason, Þóroddur
Date: 2021-07-19
Language: English
Scope: 12
University/Institute: University of Akureyri
School: School of Humanities
Series: Adolescents; 1(3)
ISSN: 2673-7051
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/adolescents1030022
Subject: Unglingar; Jafnréttismál; Kynhlutverk; Adolescents; Gender attitudes; Household labor; Iceland; Gender roles; Equality (gender)
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2789

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Thorsteinsson , E B , Hjálmsdóttir , A S & Bjarnason , Þ 2021 , ' Perceptions of gender equality among Icelandic year 10 adolescents : Population studies 1992, 2006, and 2014 ' , Adolescents , vol. 1 , no. 3 , pp. 294-305 . https://doi.org/10.3390/adolescents1030022

Abstract:

The aim of this research is to outline, for the first time, the changes in attitudes towards gender equality among 10th graders in Iceland based on data obtained from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) in 1992, 2006, and 2014. The sampling proportions were high (85.1% in 1992, 43.2% in 2006, and 77.9% in 2014), thereby reflecting parameters (population values) rather than statistics (sample values). Boys and girls are viewing gender roles as being more equal with time, while, concurrently, girls tend to have more gender-equal attitudes than boys. The present paper provides an unparalleled examination of changes in attitudes towards gender equality. After a backlash in adolescents’ attitudes, revealed in the 2006 study, there are positive signs of more gender-equal attitudes in the 2014 results.

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