Gender Identity And Gender Analysis

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Gender is the attitudes, feelings, and behaviours that a given culture associates with a person’s biological sex. Behaviour that is compatible with cultural expectations is referred to as gender-normative; behaviours that are viewed as incompatible with these expectations constitute gender non-conformity. Gender identity is “one’s sense of oneself as male, female or transgender” (American Psychological Association, 2006). Bravo-Baumann (2000) defined gender as a way in which a culture or society defines rights, responsibilities, and the identities of men and women in relation to one another. Gender necessitate that health policy, programmes, services and delivery models are responsive to the needs of women, men, girls and boys in all their…show more content…
It varies from society to society and can be changed. While most people are born either male or female, human being is taught appropriate norms and behaviours – including how to interact with others of the same or opposite sex within households, communities and work places. Correll, (2014) in his article develops a supply-side mechanism about how cultural beliefs about gender differentially influence the early career-relevant decisions of men and women. He examined how cultural beliefs about gender are argued to bias individuals’ perceptions of their competence at various career-relevant tasks, controlling for actual ability and the extent that individuals act on gender differentiated perceptions when making career decisions. Corell, (2014) find out that gender differences occurred in decisions toward a career in science, math, or…show more content…
At times parents wish or direct their child to study lucrative courses or subject with the hope of becoming rich within the shortest possible time without considering if their child has the capability of coping with the rigour of the course. This also has negative impact on the students’ future career. Some of these problems include, students graduating with a very low grade, waste of time and resources and in some cases it results in frustration and drop-out. Lack of information in the selection of right subjects has hindered educational career of several students. This is because many students lack information about themselves and find it difficult to understand one’s personality and where one can actually fit in. Also, student do not know where and how to get the right information. Inconsistence information is also a challenge to student in taking appropriate career decision.
In addition, the long term effect of career decision making difficulties is having job dissatisfaction. The joy of doing what one likes doing will not be there and the level of production will be low due to lack of interest. Also, societal need and aspiration in relation to school graduate competences and independent are met in a very low quantity. This leads to shortage in job opportunities and makes students dependent on parents and

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