عنوان مقاله [English]
The population of women and gender equity play crucial role in growth and development. In this line, the present study examines the major patterns and determinants associated with attitudes towards gender stereotypes in Iran from a socio-cultural and demographic perspective. It employs the combined model developed by Macionis (2001) and Tylor (2003) in order to measure gender stereotypes. The discussion is based on a survey conducted in rural and urban areas of Ahvaz, Babolsar, Bojnord, GonbadKavos, Mahmoudabad, and Hamadan. The sample includes 3667 males and females aged 15 years old and over. Generally speaking, the results of this analysis show that about a third of the respondents have positive attitudes towards gender stereotypes. However, this general pattern is substantially affected by three major groups of determinants: demographic variables, religiosity, and gender attitudes. In sum, the main patterns observed in this analysis can be explained by theories of modernization and changing values, suggesting that attitudes towards gender stereotypes are strongly associated with modern and liberal approaches.