Assessing the factors affecting lifestyle of rural women in Iran: A case study in fahimiyan village- Mamasani area

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Assessing the factors affecting lifestyle of rural women in Iran: A case study in fahimiyan village- Mamasani area

Ali Shamsoddini, Sareh Shojaee
J. Bio. Env. Sci.6( 1), 670-675, January 2015.
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Women’s behavior and how they communicate with each other is certain patterns of culture and identity for the purpose of reflecting a particular style of women’s identity. Therefore, patterned behaviors introduce lifestyle as a critical issue. This study aims to investigate the factors affecting the lifestyle of rural women in Mamasani region from the function of Iran. Given that, due to the Bourdieu’s theory, lifestyle is conceptualized as an index which is based on the consumption variables including (music, book and movie consumption, ways of leisure, food habits and clothing consumption), the main hypothesis is that factors such as norms of gender, religion, media development, age, education and socio-economic status influence lifestyle of studied women. The research method is descriptive, based on cluster-sampling method, and the population includes all women from 15 to 65 years old who are living in Fahimiyan village in the Fars province, among them 390 subjects were selected based on Cochran formula. With codification of a researcher-made questionnaire and its distribution among the intended statistical population and analyzing them by multivariate regression analysis test, the results show that the most factors which affect women’s lifestyle is age and then their gender norms and beliefs.


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