The Relationships Between Attitudes Towards Gender Roles, Marriage and Marriage Anxiety of Single Youth Individuals


Üçüncü Sektör Sosyal Ekonomi, vol.58, no.2, pp.1118-1136, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier


The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the gender role attitude, marriage attitude and marriage anxiety of unmarried young individuals, both with each other and with the explanatory variables related to demographic and parental marriage. The sample of the study consisted of 848 unmarried young individuals between the ages of 18-29 residing in Ankara. The data of the research were collected by creating an online questionnaire using the Snowball Sampling Method. In the research, Gender Roles Attitude Scale, Marriage Attitude Scale and Marriage Anxiety Scale were used to determine the gender role attitudes, marriage attitudes and marital concerns of young individuals. According to the findings of the study, the egalitarian gender role attitude and marital anxiety levels of female participants are higher than male participants. The attitudes towards marriage of male participants are more positive than female participants. Those whose parents are divorced or separated and those who evaluate their parents' marriage as conflicting have more negative attitudes towards marriage while marital anxiety levels are higher than those whose parents are alive and together, and those who see their parents' marriage as happy. In the study, there was a negative relationship between egalitarian gender role attitude and positive attitude towards marriage; positive relationship between marriage anxiety and egalitarian gender role attitude; a negative relationship was found between marriage attitude and marriage anxiety. The results obtained from the study were discussed within the framework of the literature; recommendations for research and practice are presented.