FROM: eTwinning Survey Committee
TO: Sanda Gabor, ELT
Subject: Opinion survey on gender equality
This report is analyzing the results of the opinion essay applied to 35 students of Gheorghe Sincai High, Cluj, Romania.
The survey consisted of 9 questions regarding gender equality in education, family or society. It was answered by 22 girls and 13 boys between the age of 16-18.
Regarding the level of appreciation received from the teachers, it was observed that the majority in procentage of 51.4% answered that boys and girls are appreciated at the same level while the rest evaluated that none or only the girls are appreciated by teachers. Therefore, according to the survey results at question 1, there is no discrimination in school, due to the Romanian state policy. The results at question 2 showed that a full majority (100%) considered that parents expect their child to have good marks at school because they think it is important for him/her to find a good job later, whatever their gender. Regarding the education being essential to personal achievements, the results show that a full majority appreciated it is essential to both boys and girls. According to the survey results at question 7, regarding the family relations, the majority answered that girls are expected to do more housework due to their traditional gender roles. The results at the question regarding the perception of society at large showed that 8 considered men are treated more respectfully , 9 answered that women, 5 answered none and the majority (13 participants) considered that both boys and girls are treated respectfully in the society. The survey results according to the eleventh and last question regarding the high beauty standards applied, showed that the majority of participants evaluated that high beauty standards are applied to both boys and girls while a minority of 17 considered that high beauty standards are applied to girls only.
To conclude, the survey analysis shows that the stundents in Gheorghe Sincai Highschool do not perceive any gender discrimination in the school or in the family of society, due to a majority that answered boys and girls at the same level, indicating the equality between the genders. The main reason dor the non-discrimination of genders might be the Romanian state policy, which is very similar to the European policy, which bans discrimination of genders, being very incorrect and wrong.