To examine the relationship between university students’ attitudes toward gender roles and infertility.
Design and Methods
This descriptive and correlational study was conducted with 743 university students between September and December 2020. Data were collected using a personal information form, the Gender Roles Attitude Scale, and the Attitudes Towards Infertility Scale through online forms.
It was found that attitudes toward gender roles and infertility could be influenced by some sociodemographic factors, for instance, students’ sex, education, and family type. There was also a moderate and positive correlation between attitudes toward gender roles and infertility.
The present study contributes to a better understanding of the social construction and attitudes toward gender roles and infertility. For a better future, it is recommended that nurses help and support university students in raising awareness about such an important social problem.