Gender through the eyes of men

Kahraman S. D. , ZİNCİR H. , Kaya Z.

HEALTHMED, cilt.6, ss.2909-2919, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: HEALTHMED
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2909-2919


The current research investigates men's views of gender who have high and least education level. As different from literature, this study shows that education alters men's views of relations between men and women in marriage but do not alter men's views on equitable approach to women's gender roles in social life and on male and female children. Also it shows that traditional gender models still continue with their parents infusing these models into children. Two groups were formed for the research, one that consists of university graduate males, the other of literate males or males who received basic education from Kayseri. The education level of first group is collage graduate (high education level and other's education level is primary school graduate (least education level). According to this study, the higher men's education level, the higher marriage age. Also it shows that education has positive impact on marriage choice decision and the higher education, the higher marriage of own choice. But this study shows that men's approach to male and female children do not change with education. This study also shows that training about child rearing before marriage and birth needs to be given to parents to alter traditional gender roles and patterns taught from birth onwards.