Evaluation of gender equality attitudes of Turkish and Foreign Nursing Students at a Private University
Objective: To determine the gender equality attitudes of nursing students studying at a private university, the sociodemographic factors affecting gender equality, and the difference in gender attitudes between Turkish and foreign students.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out in the Faculty of Nursing at Near East University in March and April 2019. Three hundred six students studying in Turkish and English nursing programs in the thirdyear of study were included in the research. A sociodemographic questionnaire and the GEM scale were used as the data collection tools.
Results: The mean age of the participants was 21.11±3.88. 76.1% of the students were female and 33.3 students were foreign. The Gender Equality Men scores of the Turkish and foreign students were significantly different (p=0.001). Gender, the educational level of the father, a history of violence in the family, and talking about family and sexual issues affected the gender attitudes of all students.
Conclusion: The results of the present study indicate that culture, gender, family education, and a history of violence in the family affected the gender equality scores of the nursing students.
How to cite this:
Tekbas S, Pola G. Evaluation of gender equality attitudes of Turkish and Foreign Nursing Students at a Private University. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(5):884-889. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.5.2365
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