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Evaluation of Factors Affecting Women's Political Participation in Society Case Study: Women's Population in Jahrom City (Iran)

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Geography, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marvdasht, IRAN
  • 2 Department of Sociology, Jahrom Branch, Islamic Azad university, Jahrom, IRAN
  • 3 Department of Geography, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (2), Pages 23-27, February,2 (2013)

Abstract

One of the most important indices of pro-democracy among individuals residing in a country is the extensive tendency to continuous participation of the public in election activities as well as social-political trends governing a society. On the other hand, the participation of all citizens including men and women, beyond their political and religious ideology and thought, in political activities of a society is a symbol of political development within that country. What is important in this regard is the motivation and involvement of individuals in elections and political participations within a society. So that, considering the current legal and social structures of the country, the individual’s motivation for activity and participation in political affairs is different in different societies as for some features as the sex and the voters’ ideology. This article, which is an analytical-descriptive research, is to study and evaluate factors affecting women’s political participation in Jahrom, a city in Iran. The statistical population includes all women residing in Jahrom city, among which 120 individuals have been selected as the sample size through simple random selection and Cochran method; then the questionnaires were distributed among them. For data analysis, descriptive statistic methods (mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics (simple correlation coefficient and Chi-square) have been used. The research results show that there is a significant relation between the education level, occupation type, and social class of the studied women with their involvement in political participation in the society.

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