Assessing Social-Cultural Factors Affecting Identity Crisis of the Youth in Iran

17 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2009 Last revised: 3 Dec 2010

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Sayed Reza Salehi Amiri

Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University

Esmaeil Kavousy

Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University

Fateme Tohidy Ardahaey

Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

Date Written: April 21, 2009

Abstract

Identity crisis is indeed today's most important societal damage in Iran which is fully obvious in social relations and cultural, economical, political and even international interactions. Thus, identity is known as one of the major elements of social and cultural processes which is formed and settled through a time (the period that we are in) and place (our geographical condition) realm.

This research has mainly concentrated on this question: What have been the social and cultural factors that have encouraged our teenagers and young adults to leave national cultural models for western cultural models‘ In other words, the lack of which cultural and social needs have led to identity crisis among our young generation‘.

To find the answer to this question, the researcher has initially stated the subject, defined identity and its various kinds and also theories, indexes and the results followed by identity crisis in Iran have been mentioned. Then comes along the analytic method through which this research has been done and the goals, questions and hypotheses of the research. Finally, the conclusion of the research has been given.

Keywords: Identity crisis, social factors, cultural factors, national cultural models, western cultural models

Suggested Citation

Salehi Amiri, Sayed Reza and Kavousy, Esmaeil and Tohidy Ardahaey, Fateme, Assessing Social-Cultural Factors Affecting Identity Crisis of the Youth in Iran (April 21, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1392649 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1392649

Sayed Reza Salehi Amiri

Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University ( email )

Hesarak
Tehran, Tehran 461-15655
Iran

Esmaeil Kavousy

Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University ( email )

Hesarak
Tehran, Tehran 461-15655
Iran

Fateme Tohidy Ardahaey (Contact Author)

Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran ( email )

Tehran
Iran

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