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Sex Role Perception and Occupational Choice

G. Vijayalakshmi (Author)
Synopsis Women Studies, as an area of academic studies integrating women’s perceptions, perspectives and experiences is gradually finding food hold in the higher education system. The double burden women bear coupled with age-old prejudices still lingering in the minds of women inhibit women’s speedier march towards equality. It is clear that despite advances made in a number of fields, sexual inequalities differentials still continue women are oppressed and exploited in various repressive ways. The leading functionalist theory of Parsona and Robert Freed Bales emphasis on occupational choices leading to major differences between the roles of men and women. The book deals with the issues of sex roles and occupational choices of women students. The author’s main task in this study has been to pinpoint the changes taking place in sex roles and their impact on selection of courses at higher levels. While viewing women’s role in social, cultural and psychological perspective, this book discusses various factors affecting and changing role in famlial , employment, social, economical, political and educational spheres. An important finds of the study is: the women students, who opt for professional and science course, are more liberal than those who opt for non-professional and arts courses in their perception of sex roles. It draws the attention of women students, researchers and policy makers to introduce reforms in planning and implementation of educational services for women in higher levels.
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About the author

G. Vijayalakshmi

Dr. Vijayalakshmi (b. 1953) M.A. (Sociology), Ph.D. (Education) has had her education at Sri Venkateswara university, Tirupati. She has found interdisciplinary work in women’s studies very congenial. She has been working as Lecturer in the Department of Education of Sri Padmavathi Women’s University, Tirupati and is engaged in teaching and guiding the courses in education higher levels. Though her main work has been in the area of Sex Roles and Occupational Choice, she has been keenly interested in issues pertaining to women, development and education. She has published papers in a variety of reputed journals of educatin and attended/participated in many conferences and seminars.

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Title Sex Role Perception and Occupational Choice
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1989
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170991331
length viii+160p., Figures; Tables; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; 22cm.