Determination of Gender Perceptions of Nursing and Midwifery Students

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Cangöl Söğüt S., Cangöl E., Özsezer G.

International Journal of Health Services Research and Policy, vol.6, no.1, pp.117-127, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The culture of the society in which the individual lives determines the characteristics revealing the expectations about how a woman or a man behave, think and act, that is, structuring woman and man socially. This study was carried out to determine gender perceptions of nursing and midwifery students. Descriptive design type was used in the study. The universe of the study consisted of 750 students studying in Nursing and Midwifery Departments in 2018-2019. The sample consisted of 471 students who were not willing to attend the study. The participation rate is 63%. “Sociodemographic Information Form” and sal Gender Perception Scale” were used to collect data. Ethics committee, institutional permission and consent of the students were obtained for the study. In this study, percentage and frequency distributions of variables were examined. Comparisons between groups; Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal Wallis-H tests. The mean score of Gender Perception of the students was 108.18 ± 108.18 (min = 25 / max = 125). A significant relationship was found between the variables of gender, class, type of school, nationality, family styles, food preparation before the spouse of the woman, and marital status before starting work and earning money (p <0.05). The gender scores of female students (109.68 ± 11.45) were higher than that of male students (93.38 ± 13.46) (p<0.01). In this study, the mean gender score of the students is good. Nurses and midwives, by raising the awareness of individuals through training programs on gender roles; develop awareness of gender roles and gain egalitarian attitudes and perspectives.