Sex stereotypes in Thai elementary school textbooks Public Deposited

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  • This study analyzed Thai textbooks as a dimension of research on sex-role stereotypes in Thailand. One hundred and sixty-two stories in Thai elementary school textbooks were investigated, using both quantitative and qualitative methods of content analysis. This study was a modified replication of Britton and Lumpkin's study (1977) and partly a replication of Frasher and Walker's study (1975). This measurement of sex-trait stereotypes from Williams and Best's study (1982) also was used as a standard of sex-trait stereotypes. The results produced several conclusions: 1. Overall, more males than females were found to be major story characters. Specifically, in each grade level except the first one more male major characters were found than female major characters. 2. All told, male characters were shown in more occupations than were female characters. 3. The study found a significant difference between lower grades and higher grades in terms of the sex difference in major characters, the higher grades having more male characters. 4. There was no significant difference between lower grades and higher grades in terms of more occupations for men than women. 5. The study found Thai textbooks presented sex-trait stereotypes attributed to males and females, which are prevalent in Thai society. They also showed societal sex-role expectation in children's activities. These findings were discussed in terms of the sexist content of textbooks which affects children's awareness of sex stereotypes, especially those of girls.
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