Transitional Society and Participation of Women in the Public Sphere: A Survey of Qatar Society

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 3(2), Page No. 51-63, February 2017

Posted: 14 Mar 2017

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Kaltham Al-Ghanim

Qatar University, Center for Humanities and Social Sciences

Date Written: February 1, 2017

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the Qatar population current perceptions about women rights: like spouse selection, education, and their attitudes toward women’s new roles in Qatari society in transition period. Data was collected from responses of 1010 Qatari citizen participant in to a survey study. The survey results suggest that Qataris are responsive to traditional patriarchal gender roles of kinship family structures regarding roles that are suitable for women outside the household. The results found that the effects of modernization apparently do not pervade many traditional attitudes about gender differences, which influence women public participation.

Keywords: Culture, Gender Roles, Modernization, Attitudes, Women, Family, Public Participation

Suggested Citation

Al-Ghanim, Kaltham, Transitional Society and Participation of Women in the Public Sphere: A Survey of Qatar Society (February 1, 2017). International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 3(2), Page No. 51-63, February 2017 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2924910

Kaltham Al-Ghanim (Contact Author)

Qatar University, Center for Humanities and Social Sciences ( email )

College of Art & Science
Qatar University
Doha, 2713
Qatar

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