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Do Gender Role Stereotypes and Patriarchal Culture Affect Nursing Students’ Major Satisfaction?

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Department of Nursing, Mokpo National University, Muan 58554, Korea
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Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(5), 2607; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052607
Received: 9 January 2021 / Revised: 27 February 2021 / Accepted: 2 March 2021 / Published: 5 March 2021
This study aimed to identify the relationships between gender role stereotypes (GRS), patriarchal family environment, and major satisfaction (MS) and their associated factors in nursing students. A total of 195 nursing students (154 women, 41 men) were surveyed online in South Korea from May to June 2020. The Gender Role Stereotype Inventory was used to assess gender role stereotypes, while patriarchal family environment and MS were evaluated using a 11-item instrument for testing patriarchal family environment and the Major Satisfaction Inventory, respectively. Men demonstrated stronger gender role stereotypes and patriarchal family culture than women. Patriarchal family culture was significantly correlated with gender role stereotypes and MS. A multiple regression analysis was performed to identify the effects of age, academic performance, motive for MS, intellectual GRS, social GRS, and patriarchal family environment on MS. The explanatory power of this model was 12.2%. Younger age, higher grade point average, voluntary selection of major, lower intellectual gender stereotypes, and higher social gender stereotypes predicted higher MS. Further studies on cultures in Asia and the world are needed to understand the impact of the patriarchal family culture and gender role stereotypes of nursing students on school adaptation. View Full-Text
Keywords: gender role stereotype; major satisfaction; patriarchalism gender role stereotype; major satisfaction; patriarchalism
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Cho, S.; Jang, S.J. Do Gender Role Stereotypes and Patriarchal Culture Affect Nursing Students’ Major Satisfaction? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2607. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052607

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Cho S, Jang SJ. Do Gender Role Stereotypes and Patriarchal Culture Affect Nursing Students’ Major Satisfaction? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(5):2607. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052607

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Cho, Sunhee, and Sun J. Jang 2021. "Do Gender Role Stereotypes and Patriarchal Culture Affect Nursing Students’ Major Satisfaction?" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 5: 2607. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052607

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