Gender Roles, Personality Traits and Expectations of Women and Men Towards Marriage


Ercan E., Uçar S.

Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research , vol.16, no.1, pp.7-20, 2021 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.29329/epasr
  • Title of Journal : Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-20

Abstract

In this study, it was aimed to determine whether gender roles, self-esteem and personality predict the

expectations of men and women’ attitudes about marriage. The sample of the study consists 491

people, 345 women and 146 men. All cases are single and has college degreee. In this research,

Gender Formation Scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Attitudes About Romance and Mate

Selection Scale and Sociotropy-Autonomy Scale were used. In this study the marriage expectations of

women and men was evaluated by using the “Multiple Regression Analysis (Stepwise Method)”

method. All variables are included in the analysis for both women and men. The results of the

multiple regression analysis sociotropy, autonomy and traditional gender roles variables were found

to be significant predictors of the marriage expectations of women. As a result of the multiple

regression analysis performed to predict the marriage expectations of men, it was seen that sociotropy

variable was significant predictor. According to the results, as the sociotropy scores of men increases

the positive expectations towards marriage also increase. According to the findings, it was seen that

the variables that predicts the marriage expectations of women and men are different from each other.

Keywords: Gender Roles, Marriage Expectations, Sociotropy, Autonomy