Investigating socio-cultural factors affecting college students' attitudes towards opposite sex relation: a case of Shiraz University
IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science
One new emerging social phenomenon in the current Iranian society is the opposite sex relations have caused some concerns on a social scale, since it has faced family, religion and marriage with challenges. Accordingly, the present paper, the factors affecting college students' attitudes towards opposite sex relation was examined. To this end, a survey was used and 375 college students were selected through multistage stratified sampling method participated in the study, Fishbein and Ajzen
... ies, Inglehard and Sap social changes theories were adopted. A questionnaire was applied to collect the require data. The results indicate that the hypotheses of gender, living place, religious beliefs , using the communicative instrument , family's attitudes, parents' attitudes and extent of opposite relation are confirmed and the hypothesis related to family intimacy was rejected. Moreover, 31.4% of students ha positive attitudes, 43.1% was moderate in their attitudes and 25.5% had negative attitudes toward the opposite sex relation. Also, the participants' families' attitudes was more negative and comparing boys and girls, female subjects showed more disagreement versus male subjects. In conclusion, the culture-dependent variables of socialization more considerably affected the participants' attitudes towards opposite sex relations.