1.1 Background To The Study
Gender is concerned with characteristics associated with masculine and feminine, as well as how individuals define their positions as male or female (Kauffman, 1997). In other words, gender is associated to how people view themselves in a manner that most people of the same sex identify with some particular characteristics. This leads to gender stereotyping and has an impact on children's development.
Gender stereotyping refers to broad categories of people's perceptions and ideas about females and males. Stereotypes (whether based on sex, culture, or other groups) all refer to the perception of a typical member of a specific social category (Adesola, 2012). Furthermore, gender stereotyping is classified into four dimensions: attributes, physical characteristics, behavior, and careers. Labels such as tender or harsh are the outcome of stereotypes. Women may be classified as "soft," while men may be categorized as "hard." However, once labels are established, they are exceedingly difficult to eliminate. Many stereotypes, on the other hand, are so broad and imprecise (Almiskry, 2009).