Girls' identity formation in the changing social structure of Sri Lanka
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Adolescent girls (N = 118) from diverse social backgrounds in Sri Lanka described their views of womanhood. Qualities of the ideal woman considered most important were kindness and honesty, liking children, intelligence, and having a good job. Although the traditional role of the Sri Lankan woman is that of homemaker, most girls in the study (55%) drew the ideal woman working outside the home, often as a teacher or a doctor. Nevertheless, adolescent girls emphasized traditional qualities of the woman at both work and home as self-sacrificing and serving others.

Author(s): 
de Silva, S.
Stiles, D. A.
Gibbons, J. L.
Gibbon, J. L.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Genetic Psychology
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Genet Psychol
Publication Date: 
1992-06
Publication Year: 
1992
Pages: 
211-220
Volume: 
153
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
0022-1325
DOI: 
10.1080/00221325.1992.10753714
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 1512588

Turabian/Chicago Citation

S. de Silva, D. A. Stiles, J. L. Gibbons and J. L. Gibbon. 1992-06. "Girls' identity formation in the changing social structure of Sri Lanka." The Journal of Genetic Psychology 153: 2: 211-220. 10.1080/00221325.1992.10753714.

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