Gender Stereotypes And Its Impact On Socialization Of Children In Rawalakot Azad Kashmir
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The study was conducted to identify the existence and impact of gender stereotypes in socialization of children in Rawalakot Azad Kashmir. The nature of the study was quantitative. The educated parents in Rawalakot were population of study. The teaching faculty of public sector schools and colleges in Rawalakot Azad Kashmir were taken as sample of the study. A sample of 200 parents was chosen by using purposive sampling techniques. To analyze the existence of stereotypical traits of gender in socialization was the first objective of study. The second objective of the study was to examine the gender stereotyped expectations of educated parents from their children. The researcher used a structured questionnaire for collecting data from teaching faculty of schools and colleges. The questionnaire was administered herself by the researcher to receive the responses of teaching faculty of schools and colleges. The frequency and percentage were calculated by using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS), in order to find the average of the responses given by the respondents. These results were then tabulated and interpreted. The findings revealed that the gender stereotypes exist in the socialization of children. The educated parents also tend to have gender stereotypical expectations from their children. Existence of gender stereotypes promotes gender inequalities and power imbalance between men and women. Parents should create humorous environments where children may interact positively with both boys and girls.