Article Title: Stereotypical Perceptions about Married and Unmarried Working Women in Relation to Parent’s Education among University Students

Author(s): Saima Kalsoom & Prof. Dr. Anila Kamal

Institute(s): National Institute of Psychology, Center of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

Journal: Foundation University Journal Of Psychology, 2018, Vol. 2, No. 2, 69-95

Correspondence Address: Ms. Saima Kalsoom, National Institute of Psychology, Center of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Email: saimaphd14@nip.edu.pk.

Abstract

The present study aimed at investigating the differences on perception about married and unmarried working women in relation to parent’s education among university students. In the present study a sample of 300 students 150 female with the age range of 20 to 27 years (M = 21.50, SD = 3.23) and 150 male with the age range of 20 to 32 years (M = 22.60, SD = 3.10) were selected to give their opinion about married and unmarried working women in Pakistan. The positive stereotypes scale (PSSC) and negative stereotypes scale (NSSC) revised by Kalsoom and Kamal (2008) were used to study the perception of students whose parents level of education was up to primary as compared to the students whose parents level of education was middle and above. The findings of the study revealed satisfactory reliability values ranged .85 to .94 for both scales used to study stereotypes. The results of the study indicated that there is a nonsignificant difference on stereotypes about married and unmarried working women among the two groups of students whose parents were less and more educated. From the findings of this study we may infer that education has non significant relation to the perception about married and unmarried working women among university students.

Keyword. Working women, married and unmarried, stereotypes, education and stereotype.