Attitude Towards Islam and Women in Hijabs in South Russia

Daria V. Pogontseva

Abstract


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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