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Title: Differences in perceptions of gender equality among Icelandic year 10 boys and girls: Population studies 1992, 2006, and 2014 [Oral presentation]
Contributor(s): Thorsteinsson, Einar B  (author)orcid ; Hjalmsdottir, Andrea S (author); Loi, Natasha M  (author)orcid ; Bjarnason, Thoroddur (author); Arnarsson, Arsaell (author)
Publication Date: 2018
DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.24546.68803
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Background: Surprising research in 2006 revealed that Icelandic 10th graders held less egalitarian views on gendered division of labor than did the their coevals in 1992.This finding suggested that Icelandic youth in 2006 held more traditional attitudes towards housework than their counterparts in the 1990s.

Objective(s): To add evidence from a 2014 survey examining these trends further among Icelandic 10th graders.

Method: Data from three Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) surveys in 1992, 2006, and 2014 for year 10 students in Iceland were examined. The sampling proportions, 85.1% in 1992, 43.2% in 2006, and 77.9% in 2014, suggest that the results reflect population values rather than sample values.

Results: The percentage of boys who rate the different jobs as being equally for men and women has increased from 1992 to 2014 despite a dip in 2006, with large increases in equality for 'minor house repairs' and 'car maintenance'. The changes from 1992 to 2014 are mixed for girls. Girls report higher equality in jobs such as getting up at night to tend to young children and car maintenance, while there was an increased view among girls that cooking is a man's job.

Conclusions: The findings of the present study suggest that Iceland has distinguished itself as a safe haven of gender equality. Attitudes towards gender equality are moving in the right direction in Iceland with girls tending to have more gender equal attitudes than boys.

Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: HBSC Spring 2018 International Network Meeting: Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Spring 2018 International Network Meeting, Warsaw, Poland, 21th - 23rd June, 2018
Source of Publication: HBSC Spring Meeting, p. 12-12
Publisher: Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC)
Place of Publication: Warsaw, Poland
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 520101 Child and adolescent development
520302 Clinical psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 280121 Expanding knowledge in psychology
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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Description: This record reflects the details for the spoken presentation. A similar abstract was also presented as a poster presentation. Note: variation in author list for poster presentation is as follows:
Thorsteinsson, Einar B, Hjálmsdóttir, Andrea S, Bjarnason, Thoroddur and Arnarsson, Ársæll. (June, 2018). Differences in perceptions of gender equality among Icelandic year 10 boys and girls: Population studies 1992, 2006, and 2014. HBSC Spring 2018 Meeting, Warsaw, Poland.
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