Women and gender stereotyping in higher education: A case study of Vidyasagar University post-graduates

2013 IJRSE – Volume 2 Issue 1


Dandapat, Asis Kumar*
Vidyasagar Teacher’s Training College, West Bengal, India (akdmid@yahoo.co.in)

Sengupta, Debjani
University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India (reeang@rediffmail.com)


Based on the responses to four Semi-structured interview schedules and one check list of 400 post-graduate students in Vidyasagar University in West Bengal, this article investigates the influence of gender stereotyping on women’s higher education. Several indicators are considered and investigated using non-parametric technique. Given the overall patriarchal structure of Indian society, the results indicate that higher education system is not sufficient itself for developing the right attitudes among today’s young adults that needed to succeed in a democratic country-where human dignity is respected.

Keywords: gender stereotypes; gendered division of labor; traits; self-concepts; case study


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2012.107

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