An Analysis of the Opinions of University Students about the Current Situation of the Headscarf Dispute in Turkey

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This study examined the opinions of university students about the current situation of the headscarf dispute on the wearing of headscarves in Turkey. The influence of gender, the level of secularism, socioeconomic status and encounter with women wearing headscarves on opinions about the wearing of headscarves were analyzed in this study. The sample of this study was composed of 400 university students among whom there were 240 female and 160 male students. Moreover, the sample comprised university students from 50 universities from Turkey. The results indicated that the level of secularism and encounter with women wearing headscarves were distinguished as two determining factors of the diverse opinions of the university students on the topic. No association was found between the perceptions of university students about the issue and the independent variables of gender and socioeconomic status.

Creator(s): Aydemir, Dilek
Creation Date: December 2008
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
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  • Creation: December 2008
  • Digitized: August 17, 2009
Description:

This study examined the opinions of university students about the current situation of the headscarf dispute on the wearing of headscarves in Turkey. The influence of gender, the level of secularism, socioeconomic status and encounter with women wearing headscarves on opinions about the wearing of headscarves were analyzed in this study. The sample of this study was composed of 400 university students among whom there were 240 female and 160 male students. Moreover, the sample comprised university students from 50 universities from Turkey. The results indicated that the level of secularism and encounter with women wearing headscarves were distinguished as two determining factors of the diverse opinions of the university students on the topic. No association was found between the perceptions of university students about the issue and the independent variables of gender and socioeconomic status.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Sociology
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Keyword(s): Secularism | Headscarf disputte | Turkey | university students | Islam
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UNT Libraries
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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  • OCLC: 438036058 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc9799
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
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Access: Public
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Holder: Aydemir, Dilek
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