Sociology Mind

Volume 9, Issue 4 (October 2019)

ISSN Print: 2160-083X   ISSN Online: 2160-0848

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She Is My Manager: Druze Adolescence Attitudes toward Druze Women in Israel

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DOI: 10.4236/sm.2019.94019    241 Downloads   416 Views  


The present study examines attitudes of Druze adolescent in Israel toward Druze women. It was conducted through questionnaires containing questions and statements. Some items related to relative’s women, others to women in general. Some items expressed attitudes towards men. It tests the hypothesis that demographic variables influence attitudes toward women. Specifically, the study examined the influence of gender, parent’s education, parent’s profession, number of siblings, and religion on social status, education, and profession. The study assumed that community composition and particularly the percentage of Druze population within a community influences attitudes of Druze Adolescence toward women. The questionnaires were delivered to 100 Druze 12th graders. They hailed from three villages: “Yarka, Pqein, and Abo Snan”. The research findings indicate that there is a difference between the attitude of boys and of girls toward the status of women regarding education. Both groups, however, ranked education as more important than social status and profession. Residence influences attitude toward the women’s status regarding education. Conclusions: 1) The Druze religious leaders (men not Women) influence the status of women and attitudes toward women. Influence varies among the villages. 2) The percentage of Druze in the settlement effects women’s status. 3) Girls were more interested than boys in advancing attitudes towards women regarding social status, profession and education.

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Falah, J. , Falah, J. and Falah, J. (2019) She Is My Manager: Druze Adolescence Attitudes toward Druze Women in Israel. Sociology Mind, 9, 290-301. doi: 10.4236/sm.2019.94019.

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