The Nexus between Reciprocal Interactions in the Family and Sex-Role Self-Concept among Secondary School Students in Kenya


The study investigated the influence of reciprocal interactions in the family on sex-role self-concept among secondary school students in Siaya district. Stratified random sampling and purposive sampling techniques were used to select the study participants. The sample comprised a total of 243 students (154 boys and 89 girls) drawn from 27 public coeducational secondary schools in the district. Linear regression analysis and one way Analysis of Variance revealed significant relationship between reciprocal interactions in the family and sex-role self-concept of students. Student from families with healthy, average healthy, and unhealthy reciprocal interactions masculinity and femininity scores were significantly different. Parents’ sex-role orientation, sex of the child, autonomy granting, time parents spent with children, sibling sex constellation, students’ birth order strongly correlated with students’ sex-role self-concept

Keywords: Reciprocal Interactions, Sex-role Self-concept, family

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