Perception of Gender Stereotypes at Workplace in Saudi Arabia
1Noura A. Al-Sudairi, Wejdan Felmban
The gender stereotypes refer to category-based traits or behaviour that often correlated with either women or men due to traditional beliefs. The study aimed to explore gender stereotypes that frequent happened in one of three sectors such as business, education and health care. The sample sizes were 34 respondents which completed a questionnaire that developed in this study. The respondents were mixed of employee’s and student from EFFAT University and outside EFFAT University. The demographic information of the respondents were 21% men and 79% women. There were 70% of respondents were Saudi and 28% of the respondents were non-Saudi which aged 20 years old and 54 years. Questionnaire had been distributed based on scale of stereotypic sex-role items. The questionnaire were set and distributed online to the respondents. The findings indicated most frequent traits associated with men and women were expected and others were not expected. Meanwhile, there was relationship between gender, gender stereotypes and workplace. Besides, the light of gender role theory and transformational stage toward Saudi Arabia vision 2030 had been discussed.
Culture, gender role, gender stereotypes, gender, occupational stereotypes, workplace