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ERIC Number: EJ910182
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Impact of the Headscarf Ban Policy on the Identity Development of Part-Time Unveilers in Turkish Higher Education
Seggie, Fatma Nevra; Austin, Ann E.
Journal of College Student Development, v51 n5 p564-583 Sep-Oct 2010
This qualitative study examines the impact of the Turkish higher education headscarf ban policy on the plural self-identities (i.e., as Turkish citizens, as Muslims, and as females) of part-time unveilers, female students who cover their hair in their private life but who remove the headscarf (or conceal it to appear unveiled) while at a Turkish university in deference to the policy. Findings indicate the headscarf ban seems to challenge, undermine, and make more difficult the development of the plural self-identities of these women and appears to encumber them with significant psychological challenges (e.g., managing guilt, anxiety, and fear). (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey