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Comparison of Attitude towards Gender Difference amongst Males and Females in Urban Areas


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1 District Child Protection Officer, Jhajjar, Haryana, India
2 Department of Psychology, M. D. University, Rohtak, Haryana, India
     

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The son has become the preference of the family even in the present modern society advanced technology. The present study was aimed to compare the attitude of the males and females towards gender difference. The study was based on the sample of 200 males and females selected on the basis of availability from urban areas of Rohtak. A self structured interview schedule was employed to conduct the survey for empirical data collection. The findings of the study are clearly indicating that the son is being more preferred by the females as compared to males. The preference for male child has been traditionally strong in India since historical time. However, India which is characterized by variations in its economic, social and cultural environment of sub-continental, proportions depicts substantial variations in the degree of son preference in different parts of the country. Son preference is quite strong in the northern plains as well as in central upland regions and it diminishes gradually as one moves towards South of the Satpura hill range and attains the low levels in Tamil Nadu. In the East, West Bengal, Assam and North-eastern states is seen a relatively moderate degree of son preference. There is also a pocket around Himachal Pradesh where the son preference is of moderate intensity (Bhat&Zavier, 1999).

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Rajesh Kumar
District Child Protection Officer, Jhajjar, Haryana, India
Neha Jain
Department of Psychology, M. D. University, Rohtak, Haryana, India
Harish
Department of Psychology, M. D. University, Rohtak, Haryana, India

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The son has become the preference of the family even in the present modern society advanced technology. The present study was aimed to compare the attitude of the males and females towards gender difference. The study was based on the sample of 200 males and females selected on the basis of availability from urban areas of Rohtak. A self structured interview schedule was employed to conduct the survey for empirical data collection. The findings of the study are clearly indicating that the son is being more preferred by the females as compared to males. The preference for male child has been traditionally strong in India since historical time. However, India which is characterized by variations in its economic, social and cultural environment of sub-continental, proportions depicts substantial variations in the degree of son preference in different parts of the country. Son preference is quite strong in the northern plains as well as in central upland regions and it diminishes gradually as one moves towards South of the Satpura hill range and attains the low levels in Tamil Nadu. In the East, West Bengal, Assam and North-eastern states is seen a relatively moderate degree of son preference. There is also a pocket around Himachal Pradesh where the son preference is of moderate intensity (Bhat&Zavier, 1999).

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