Volume 13 Issue 1&2 2024 (Published Mar 27, 2024)

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Psychosocial Attitudes Towards the Status of Woman in Aden Society- Yemen

Sanad M. Haider

DOI: https://doi.org/10.47372/yjmhr.2024(13).1.4


Introduction: The study of the attitudes of both sexes towards each of them regarding various social issues, including the status of women in the society is the crucible in which all the social factors that determine these attitudes gather. This study aimed to describe the attitudes of both sexes to make it easier to stand objectively on the extent of agreement or disagreement between them, which makes it possible to stand with the woman’s image and her broad features as she sees and as the opposite sex sees her.

Methods: This is a descriptive study in the period 21/12/2022 through 19/01/2023 with a sample of 257 students of medical specialties at the University of Aden (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Nursing) who were targeted with a self-administered questionnaire consisting of 65 items to measure seven fields related to attitudes towards the status of women in Aden society.

Results: Statistical significance is mostly noted for most items of the attitudes’ subscales. Furthermore, most of the sexes' attitudes on their items were largely in agreement regarding issues related to women and their status in the family and society.

Conclusion: There are differences between the sexes in their views in some issues related to women’s status in the family and society. The current study recommends that similar studies should be conducted in other sectors where the daily friction and stresses are greatest due to the nature of the stereotypical roles of men and women.

Keywords: Attitudes; Psychosocial; Status; Family; Society; Aden; Yemen.