The social status of males and females is an important concept for cross-cultural research. In addressing this issue, a cultural insider can be recognized as a strength that allows the researcher to take part in the everyday lives of local people. In addressing the achievements of the Sri Lankan State’s administrative sector, researchers have paid minimal attention to both gender equity and the influence of equality on hiring rates. This study mainly focuses on the impact of gender in personal development, which may be influenced by research participants decision-making processes. Data were collected from newly-recruited Sri Lankan administrative sector employees. A questionnaire was distributed among a total sample consisting of 36 males and females to test a South Asian model Childhood Experiences, Gender Role Attitudes, and Behaviors. Results indicated that men's involvement in taking care of children at the pre school stage is poor. Male dominance in family issues was noted, and in most situations it was observed even in daily routines. In summary, though male dominance is prominent in South Asia, it did not affect the gender-related attitudes and emotions in child development processes and decision-making.

Author Biography

Faiz MMT Marikar is working as the Director of the Staff Development Centre at General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka. He was offered a Fulbright Fellowship and trained for his Post-Doctorate at Johns Hopkins and Harvard Universities.