Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

The Problem of Attitude’s Consistency and Voting Behavior for the People of West Sumatra towards Female Regional Head Candidates in Regional Elections

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316408,
        author={Asrinaldi  Asrinaldi and Andri  Rusta and Ilham Aldelano Azre},
        title={The Problem of Attitude’s Consistency and Voting Behavior for the People of West Sumatra towards Female Regional Head Candidates in Regional Elections},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={political behavior women local election consistency representation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316408}
    }
    
  • Asrinaldi Asrinaldi
    Andri Rusta
    Ilham Aldelano Azre
    Year: 2022
    The Problem of Attitude’s Consistency and Voting Behavior for the People of West Sumatra towards Female Regional Head Candidates in Regional Elections
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316408
Asrinaldi Asrinaldi1,*, Andri Rusta1, Ilham Aldelano Azre2
  • 1: Department of Political Science, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
  • 2: Department of Public Administration, Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: asrinaldi@soc.unand.ac.id

Abstract

In this modern age, public perception fully supports women in participating in political activities without distinction from men. Unfortunately, this public perception support is not consistent with their political actions in the regional head elections. This research uses a qualitative approach with a literature study method. These data come from previous publications of scientists, journalistic reports, official government documents relevant to this research, and other data available online that can strengthen the analysis in this article. We explore why individual perceptions were not aligned with their voting behavior in the simultaneous regional head in 2020. This article finds four reasons why voters' perceptions in West Sumatra are inconsistent with voting behavior, namely the existence of value pluralism, failure of political education, money politics, and the dominance of information that changes voter perceptions.