Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Political Science

First Advisor

Dr. Alan Isaak

Second Advisor

Dr. Ernest Rossi

Third Advisor

Dr. David Houghton

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This thesis contains both theoretical and applied research. In the theoretical part, political socialization is the main theme to be studied; and an incorporated model is designed to examine how political socialization can be viewed in the process of political life. In the applied part, three sets of elementary school textbooks have been examined and we have found that those textbooks contain clear sex-typed images of adult behavior; and male characters are emphasized more than female characters, which might contribute to the understanding why women are rarely seen in any positions of power in any realm on Taiwan.