International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 3, PART B
Parental expectations towards children’s personality traits: A peep through gender lens
Author(s): Puja Joshi and Suman Audichya
Gender is one of the earliest social category a child becomes aware of and parents are the primary and most influential agents when it comes to gender socialization. The present study was undertaken to assess gendered expectations of parents towards children. The study was based upon the sample of 120 nuclear families selected purposively from Udaipur city. 40 mothers and 40 fathers each were selected from families having their eldest child as preschooler, school aged and adolescent. Data was collected through a gendered expectations scale developed by the investigator and was standardized by calculating validity and Reliability of the scale. The findings of the study reveal that greater percentage of respondents in all the stages had androgynous or gender neutral expectations towards traits of their children however there was decline in androgyneity or corresponding increase in traditionality as we progressed from preschool stage to adolescent stage. Fathers were slightly more traditional than mothers however the difference was found to be non significant for all the stages.
How to cite this article:
Puja Joshi and Suman Audichya. Parental expectations towards children’s personality traits: A peep through gender lens. International Journal of Home Science. 2018; 4(3): 85-87.