War is Peace: A Study of Relationship Between Gender Equality and Peacefulness of a State
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
Based on the previous studies, the hypothesis of this research is that the higher the level of gender equality in a state, the higher level of its peacefulness. It is a quantitative study using linear regression analysis with three variables, namely Global Peace Index (GPI) as a dependent variable, Gender Inequality Index (GII) as an independent variable and Human Development Index (HDI) as a control variable. The data of 139 states from year 2013 were submitted into Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software. The result shows a significant and positive linear relationship between gender inequality and a high level of conflict, which confirms the hypothesis. However, HDI shows to be less reliable as a control variable due to issues with multicollinearity (heavily related independent variables). Further studies should replace the HDI with another control variable.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 31 p.
peace, peacefulness, gender, gender equality, conflict, bivariate, multivariate, linear, regression, analysis, state, GPI, GII, HDI, index, international relations, SPSS
fred, konflikt, genus, jämställdhet, internationella relationer, bivariat, multivariat, regressionsanalys
Globalization Studies Gender Studies Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27663ISRN: JU-HLK-GLS-1-20150010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-27663DiVA: diva2:844459
Brikell, Berndt, Ph.D.
Nilsson, Marco, Ph.D.