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Women, Identity and Societal Security

Abstract:

With the assumptions that changes in contemporary society have led to new necessities for women and the increasing of conflicts between traditional and modern roles have challenged the women identity, this article evaluates the impact of having societal security on women identity.

This survey research carried out with taking into account variables such as religiousness, marriage status, age, education, occupation, beauty as control variables, and also the societal security criterion was established on the basis of three aspects: thought security, emotional security, and ethical security.

 The research samples were 1260 women, habitant in Tehran. Findings show that women considerably tend to active identity.

Married and young women who have more societal security than single and old women, had active identity.

Educated women with more societal security had more active identity than other women. Religious and beautiful women who had less societal security, had passive identity.

In addition, it was revealed that there is positive relation between thought, ethical and emotional security on one hand and active identity on the other hands.

Keywords: Societal Security, Ethical Security, Thought Security, Emotional Security, Active identity, Passive identity.

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