The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 14
Page No. 3401 - 3407

The Impact of the Cultural Capital on the Gender-Based Attitude Among the Students of Arak Azad University

Authors : Shirin Farmahini Farahani and Jila Mashhadi

Abstract: The objective of the present study is to assess the impact of the cultural capital on the gender-based attitude among the students of the Faculty of Humanities, Islamic Azad University of Arak in 2015. The cultural capital is referred to the concentration and accumulation of various types of tangible cultural goods and also the strength and ability to take these goods and also the potential and capability of the individual in understanding and applying these devices. For the theoretical frame work Bourdieu’s theory of cultural capital and Sandra Bem’s gender schema theory and Michel’s gender stereotypes theory were used. The research was a survey and the statistical population to the research involved the students of the Faculty of Humanities in Islamic Azad University of Arak. The research sample involved 363 people selected and the data was collected through a simple random sampling method and using questionnaires. For data analysis, Spearman and Mann-Whitney tests were applied. The research results indicat that the gender attitude is different among female students from that among male students.

How to cite this article:

Shirin Farmahini Farahani and Jila Mashhadi, 2016. The Impact of the Cultural Capital on the Gender-Based Attitude Among the Students of Arak Azad University. The Social Sciences, 11: 3401-3407.

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