Wives’ Positions and the Relationship between Coping and Insecurity Feeling

By Hossein Behravan.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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This article aims to analyze the effect of wives’ position on the relationship between coping styles and insecurity feeling (IF) in self-sacrificers and normal groups. The method was survey and the groups involved self-sacrificers (including martyr, veteran, and POW) and normal wives in north eastern Iran. The sample size consists of 588 martyr and 590 normal wives which were selected using combined strategies of sampling. The results indicate that the wives with different positions used different positive or negative styles in order to cope with their insecurity feeling, while these styles correlated to the rate of insecurity feeling. Autonomy is used more by martyr, veteran, and POW wives, Problem Solving by martyr and veteran wives, Seeking social support by POW, martyr and veteran wives, Religious acts by veteran and martyr wives, Avoidance by veteran and POW wives, Tolerance by POW and martyr wives, Confrontation by POW wives, and Cognitive flexibility by martyr wives.

Keywords: Coping Styles, Insecurity Feeling, Position, Self-sacrificers, Wives

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.113-128. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 760.721KB).

Dr. Hossein Behravan

Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Letters & Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Education: 1975, B.A. in Sociology from university of Tehran, Iran. 1979, M.A. in Urban Planning from University of Tehran, Iran. 1997, Ph.D. in sociology from University of Tehran, Iran. Professional affiliation: Professor of Sociology Since 1983. Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Letters & Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. Academic Rank: Associate professor of Sociology Since 2002 Teaching Experiences: Courses taught to undergraduate students in the last years: Research Methods, Sociology of Organizations. Course taught to graduate students: Rural Sociology Seminar, Courses taught to PhD students: Advanced Research Method, and Application of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods in Social Issues. Books: Behravan, Hossein. 2002. A Critical Review of Social Sciences Methods (Theory and Practice), Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. Publications No. 323. Behravan, Hossein, 2004. Social and Cultural Position of Mashhad, Bureau of National Plans, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Iran/ Refereed Papers: More than 30 articles are published in Persian journals and conferences of which 12 are after 2002. My interest in the articles has been mostly Culture, Women, and Social Research.

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