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ERIC Number: ED521232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Educational Attainment and Attitudes towards War in Muslim Countries Contemplating War: The Cases of Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Turkey
Shafiq, M. Najeeb; Ross, Karen
Online Submission
This study addresses the little understood relationship between educational attainment and public attitudes towards war in four predominantly Muslim countries contemplating war: Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Turkey. The multivariate analysis using public opinion data suggests that the educational attainment of respondents has no statistically significant association with believing that war is necessary for obtaining justice. In a separate analysis, there is no statistically significant association between educational attainment and believing that U.N. approval is necessary before using military force to deal with an international threat. This study suggests that there is some validity to concerns raised by the U.K.'s Department for International Development and UNICEF that education may not be contributing to peaceful conflict resolution. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures, and 15 footnotes.) [This study was supported by Indiana University's Proffitt Grant Program.]
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Jordan; Lebanon; Pakistan; Turkey