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But he is a man, and you are a woman: an attitudinal study of Asian Indian men and women regarding gender roles

The purpose of this attitudinal study was to examine the attitudes of Asian Indian men and women regarding gender roles. Perspectives concerning gender roles were surveyed through topics such as: cultural expectations of sons and daughters, household responsibilities, social mores, marriage, and intimate partner (domestic) violence. Through quantitative and qualitative data, the researcher was able to gather significant information. Quantitative data results exhibit variety of responses. While majority of the participants’ responses demonstrate egalitarian views, a constant 7% is evident in almost every statement with a contradictory response. By applying thematic data analysis, the researcher was able to conclude three major themes. However, the open-ended qualitative data results display conflicting attitudes expressed by the participants.

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