Brunei Student Teachers’ Selected Personal Attributes, Attitudes to Women and Interpersonal Trust: Brief Psychological Report

  •  Salwa Mahalle    
  •  Rohani Matzin    
  •  Malai Hayati Sheikh Hamid    
  •  Masitah Shahrill    
  •  Lawrence Mundia    


We report on the findings from three social psychology survey instruments administered to78 randomly selected Brunei student teachers of both genders. Males scored significantly higher than females on the masculinity-femininity dimension of the personal attributes inventory. In addition, mean scores for males were also significantly higher than those of their female counterparts on the equal distribution of labor and equal social roles domains of the attitudes towards women scale. However, there were no significant differences among the participants by teacher training programs and race or ethnicity. These results suggest that men have no prejudices over women. The participants might be able to live and work together peacefully. This is important for promoting social harmony and stability in the Brunei teaching profession where more females than males are increasingly assuming positions of higher responsibility previously held by males. Further mixed-methods research was recommended to gain additional insights.

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