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The perceptions of women’s roles and progress: a study of Malay women

Abdullah, Kalthom and Mohd. Noor, Noraini and Wok, Saodah (2008) The perceptions of women’s roles and progress: a study of Malay women. Social Indicators Research, 89. 439-455 . ISSN 0303-8300 (p), 1573-0921 (online)

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This study examines the general perceptions of women towards their roles, their interpretation of progress, as well as the facilitating factors and barriers to their progress. Questionnaires were distributed to 1,000 Malay women in Malaysia from rural and urban areas, from various age and income groups. Interviews were also carried out on the selected sample. Using both quantitative and qualitative methods of analyses, the results showed that women were perceived to play a strong, influential, and supportive role in their families. The results also showed how women perceive progress. These findings are discussed in relation to culture, socialization, values and norms of the Malay society.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5687/796
Uncontrolled Keywords: perceptions, roles, culture, women, progress
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF636 Applied psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Professor Noraini M. Noor
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 12:04
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 16:45
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/796

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