Attitude Towards Islam and Women in Hijabs in South Russia

Daria V. Pogontseva


The paper considers the peculiarities especially the formation of attitudes towards women, in connection with the ethno-religious characteristics of the processing of their appearance (for example, hidjab (Islamic head-cover)). The object of the study were 106 people, 56 women and 50 men aged 22 to 30 years (mean age 27 years), residents of the city of Rostov-on-Don, Russia. This age group was chosen due to the fact that young people are the most susceptible to influence and manipulation group. The study used a "Scale of hostility" Cook-Medley (method translated and adapted by Yu.A.Mendzheritskaya), as well as the author's questionnaire, which consisted of stimulus material (2 sets of photos of 5 girls in one case it was a portrait shot from the front with natural make-up, a second set - the same girls, but in black hijab), respondents were asked to estimate the ratio of the girls in the photographs shown on a scale from friendly to hostile. Based on the results we can say that the level of aggression can lead to a negative, hostile attitude towards the Muslim girl (based only on the design of the external appearance), besides more men evaluate their attitude to the girls wearing the hijab as hostile.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s1p438

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