Palestinian Socialization: Between Gender Inequality and Discriminatory Practices
Banat, Bassam Yousef Ibrahim
The current study addressed the socialization process in the Palestinian family which remains unclear. Family discriminatory practices as experienced by sons and daughters was evaluated using an index of a 27-item scale, developed by the researchers, and was administrated to three hundred eighty-four youth in the West Bank, Palestine stratifiedly selected. Findings demonstrated that Palestinian family imposes moderate discriminatory practices among their sons and daughters during the socialization process; and females experienced more gender discriminatory practices within their households than males in a patriarchal society. Current statistics revealed that parents’ educational level, number of household members, and poverty contributed to their discriminatory practices among their sons and daughters.
Socialization , gender inequality , discriminatory practices , patriarchal society