Relationship between Gender Roles in the Family and Performing Domestic Tasks

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

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL WORK, cilt.68, sa.2, ss.259-281, 2007 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 68 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.259-281


This study was planned and conducted in order to examine the relationship between gender roles and women and men's attitudes towards traditional gender roles, level of sharing domestic roles and responsibilities, and time spent on domestic tasks on weekdays and at weekends. The study involved 600 people (405 men, 195 women) selected through random sampling method from a total of 3,536 staff at Hacettepe University, Beytepe, and the main campuses, who were between ages of 21 and 66 years, and were married with children. The study found that women displayed a more negative attitude towards traditional gender roles than men; that they took on more responsibilities in all tasks, except shopping; the mean time they allowed for domestic tasks was longer both at weekends and on weekdays; and no matter what their gender roles, women performed more domestic tasks than men.