INTRODUCTION: Investigating university students perceptions on the gender roles attributed to men and women in social contexts is highly important for promoting an egalitarian perspective to these gender roles for future generations. This study aimed to investigate the perceptions of undergraduates majoring in midwifery and nursing in school of health on social gender roles.
METHODS: The universe of the cross-sectional study included all the 980 undergraduates enrolled in midwifery and nursing departments in school of health. of these, 648 students including 343 female and 305 male students who consented to participate in the study were included in the study, which accounted for 66.1% of the universe. Data were collected using a survey developed by the researchers.
RESULTS: The results indicated that the students views regarding social gender equality were not sufficiently egalitarian and male students held more traditional views compared to female students.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: As a result of the findings of the study it shows that university students should not only be equipped with basic knowledge about their profession but also their sensitivity about gender equality should be increased.