Sharing and Spending Time on Domestic Tasks: A Turkish Sample

ÇOPUR Z. , ERKAL S. , DOĞAN N. , Safak S.

JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE FAMILY STUDIES, vol.41, no.1, pp.87-110, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Page Numbers: pp.87-110
  • Keywords: Gender roles, gender, household responsibilities, domestic tasks, DIVISION-OF-LABOR, HOUSEHOLD LABOR, SEX-ROLES, GENDER, HOUSEWORK, WORK, EMPLOYMENT, HUSBANDS, RESOURCES, ANDROGYNY


The purpose of this study is to explore the effects of control, socioeconomic and sociocultural variables on attitudes toward traditional gender roles, degree of participation and time spent on domestic tasks during the week and weekend by men and women. The study involved 600 people (405 men, 195 women) selected through random sampling method from a total of 3536 staff of Hacettepe University, Beytepe and main campuses, ranging in age from 21-66, all married, and with children. According to ordinary least squares regression results, control, socioeconomic, and sociocultural variables had significant effects on attitudes toward traditional gender roles and degree of participation in domestic tasks, but only the control variables had a significant effect on time spent on domestic tasks during the week and weekend.