ADOLESCENTS’ATTITUDES TOWARD WOMEN'S ROLES: A Comparison between Israeli Jews and Arabs

Rachel Seginer, Mousa Karayanni, Mariam M. Mar'i

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To examine Israeli Jewish and Arab adolescents’attitudes toward women's roles, 319 Jewish and 276 Arab adolescent males and females from private, highly prestigious high schools responded to an attitudes toward women's roles questionnaire. The hypotheses that Jews (modern), females, and older (12th grade) adolescents express more liberal attitudes toward women's roles than do Arabs (transition to modernity), males, and younger (9th grade) adolescents were generally supported by the findings. The greater liberalism expressed by older Arab females indicates that their transition to adulthood is marked by a widening gap between the attitudes toward roles held by Arab males and females. Thus, Arab females striving for personal advancement may experience less support from their male peers than do their Jewish female counterparts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-133
Number of pages15
JournalPsychology of Women Quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (all)


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