Relationship between health science students' gender-related attitudes and perception of honor

Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2022 Jul;58(3):928-939. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12878. Epub 2021 Jun 6.


Purposes: This study aimed to determine the perceptions of gender and honor of students (n = 427) in various health science faculties and the relationship between those perceptions.

Design and methods: An introductory information form, the Gender Roles Attitude Scale (GRAS), and the Attitude Scale for Women-Related Conception of "Honor" (ASWRCH) were used as data collection tools.

Findings: The students' average scores on GRAS and ASWRCH were 159.7 ± 23.1 and 104.1 ± 15.5, respectively, demonstrating that students had an egalitarian attitude and perception of honor.

Conclusions: Students from health science faculties, trained to provide service for healthy/sick individuals, were found to have strong egalitarian attitudes in terms of gender and perception of honor.

Practice implications: Raising health sciences students, with an egalitarian approach in terms of gender and honor perception will enable them to adopt an egalitarian attitude in their personal and professional lives and to become agents of change in initiating and sustaining social change.

Keywords: Turkish students; egalitarianism; gender; perception of honor.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude
  • Attitude to Health*
  • Faculty
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Perception
  • Students*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires