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Table 5 Changes in acceptance of gender roles among women at post-evaluation in intervention and control groups

From: The effect of a community based health promotion intervention to change gender norms among women in a rural community in Sri Lanka

Norm Intervention post-evaluation (%) Control post-evaluation (%) P value*
Women are more responsible for nurturing and caring for children than men
 Agree 25 (59.5) 28 (93.3) 0.00
 Disagree 17 (40.5) 2 (6.7)
Women are more frugal than men
 Agree 28 (66.6) 28 (93.3) 0.01
 Disagree 14 (33.4) 2 (6.7)
Behaving violently to a problem is a masculine way
 Agree 25 (59.5) 22 (73.3) 0.22
 Disagree 17 (40.4) 8 (26.6)
Women must know more household activities than men
 Agree 22 (52.3) 26 (86.6) 0.00
 Disagree 20 (47.7) 4 (13.3)
Women should prepare meals for the family
 Agree 9 (21.4) 19 (63.3) 0.00
 Disagree 33(78.6) 11 (36.6)
Consuming alcohol and tobacco is a masculine way
 Agree 0 (0.0) 12 (40.0) 0.00
 Disagree 42 (100.0) 18 (60.0)
 Total 42 (100.0) 30 (100.0)  
  1. Significance level ≤ 0.05