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Multidimensionality of Gender Ideology and Relationships With Gendered Practices: An Exploratory Analysis Across Europe in 2002 and 2012

Chung, Heejung and Schober, Pia Sophia (2019) Multidimensionality of Gender Ideology and Relationships With Gendered Practices: An Exploratory Analysis Across Europe in 2002 and 2012. Discussion paper. SSRN working paper series

Abstract

Many researchers assume a one-dimensionality of gender ideology constructs and/or stability of dimensions across countries and time, yet these assumptions have rarely been tested. WE apply factor analyses on two waves of the International Social Survey Programme in 2002 and 2012, and comparable European countries to test this. Our results show that gender ideologies can be distinguished into distinctive domains that relate to mother’s employment, women’s work, men’s role in the family, and finally women’s breadwinning. These dimensions have be found to be relatively stable across countries and time. Results from regression models investigating different aspects of the gender division of labour suggest that distinguishing dimensions is less important when considering gender ideologies at the individual level but can make a big difference when examining gender culture at the country level.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: Gender ideology, multidimensionality, cross-European analysis, factor analysis, gender division of labour
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Heejung Chung
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 09:35 UTC
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 11:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/79884 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Chung, Heejung: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6422-6119
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