Nesne Dergisi
Cilt 11, Sayı 29  Güz 2023  (ISSN: 2147-6489, E-ISSN: )
Hulusi Özdemir, Fırat Başbuğ, Sezin Andiç

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1698753923 Investigation of the Relationship between Sexist Language Use and Demographic Variables

The aim of this study is to analyse the impact of language on gender roles. In particular, the study investigated the extent to which traditional masculinity roles are adopted and how this adoption process depends on demographic factors. The research sample consists of 239 female participants (65.7%) and 125 male participants (34.3%). The age range of the participants was determined as 18 to 40 years. The average age of the participants was 26.57 (SD= 5.57). Demographic information form and Masculinity Roles Scale were used as data collection tools. In the analysis of the data, t-test for independent groups and correlation analyses were performed. The results of the research may indicate that while males adopt all traditional masculinity roles more than females, males may use a language that reflects a sexist attitude and this language may show more prominent features in daily communication. Mother and father education levels may play a determining role in the use of sexist language. If the mother's level of education is low, the use of sexist language may become more prominent and the opposition of status, masculinity and femininity may be more prominent in this language. Low level of father's education may emphasise sexism. While sexist identity decreased with increasing age, it was observed that this decrease became more evident as the level of education increased. This study emphasises the important role of language in the construction of gender roles and communication. According to the research, it establishes a complex relationship between language, thought and gender perceptions and this relationship can be influenced by demographic factors. Therefore, it is important to consider factors such as social influences and educational level in order to understand and reduce sexist language.
Keywords: Gender roles, language, society