Perspective of female students regarding gender preference in family


  • Abdul Ur Rehman Social Welfare and Bail Ul Maal, Punjab
  • Maaz Ali University of the Punjab
  • Gul Khanda Department of English, Nushki Campus, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University, Baluchistan, Pakistan


Social Work, Gender Studies, Female Education


The primary goal of the study was to learn how female students perceived gender preferences in the home. Quantitative approach with 200 responders in the sample employed for statistical analysis and conclusions demonstrated that, 62.5% (125) of the girls lived in nuclear families, and 78% (156) were from metropolitan areas. An empirical investigation revealed a substantial mean difference (p<.01) in the perception of educational attainment between girls residing in both settings. Second, it is shown that the perceptions of both areas about supportive parental conduct differ significantly (p<.01) in terms of mean. Furthermore, compared to girls living in urban areas (M=-1.38, SD=.580), girls living in rural areas are more likely (M=.107, SD=1.30) to believe that parents prefer sons over daughters when it comes to health care. Finally, the perceptions of girls residing in rural and urban regions regarding their preferred jobs show a negligible mean difference (p<.05). But when it comes to the desire for educational attainment, it turns out that there is a substantial mean difference (p<.01). Nonetheless, there is a noteworthy average distinction (p<.05) between nuclear and mixed families with respect to the supportive conduct of parents toward their son. Additionally, the preference of nuclear and joint families to invest more in their sons, however, is not significantly different (p<.05). Ultimately, parental preference for a son's job over a daughter's is significantly different (p<.05) in nuclear versus joint homes. Parents should therefore encourage their kids to succeed academically. But females ought to have to go to school and be given the same respect as boys do.

Author Biography

Abdul Ur Rehman, Social Welfare and Bail Ul Maal, Punjab

Social Welfare Officer



How to Cite

Ur Rehman, A., Ali, M., & Khanda, G. (2024). Perspective of female students regarding gender preference in family. Pakistan Review of Social Sciences (PRSS), 5(1), 85–113. Retrieved from