Original Articles

Teachers' Gender Stereotypes in South Africa: A Case Study

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 21, issue 4, 2011 , pages: 611–613
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2011.10820508
Author(s): Tuntufye S. MwamwendaAfrica Institute of South Africa,


The study investigated Teachers' gender stereotypes in the Eastern Province of South Africa. Participants were 65 Junior Secondary school teachers (females= 40 and males = 25) who assembled together at a seminar organized by the Department of Education. They completed a ten-statement questionnaire on gender stereotypes that would apply to school boys and girls. Data were analysed by means for differences in proportions endorsing stereotypes in relation to school activities. Gender stereotypes were apparent in the pattern of activities endorsed for males and females.

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