GENDER DEVELOPMENT: A PILOT STUDY ON GENDER ROLE AMONG PDRM OFFICERS IN NEGERI SEMBILAN

Abdul Rahman Ahmad Badayai, Khaidzir Haji Ismail, K. Rubini Kulasingam

Abstract


A gender role is relatively mirrored by cultural expectations on both males and females. This expectation leads to gender stereotyping, which defines as masculinity and femininity. However, the dimension of gender role requires current description of what is known as masculine and feminine in the global era and gender role has been rapidly altered since the globalization. The purpose of the pilot study is to examine the variances of gender role development among PDRM officers in Negeri Sembilan. A total of 77 participants involved in the pilot study which included 37 males and 40 females. A convenience sampling had been selected for the pilot study. Four hypotheses had been formed in relation to the pilot study, which are the following: i) there are differences of gender role between males and females, ii) there are differences of gender role among ethnic groups, iii) there are differences of gender role in developmental stages, and iv) there are differences of gender role among individuals of different marital status. The result shows that there are significant gender role differences between males and females with t (75) = 2.539, p<.05. Thus, hypothesis 1 is accepted. However, the other three hypotheses were rejected due to insignificant results.


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