Document Type : Original Article
Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Guilan University, Rasht, Iran
Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Gilan University, Rasht, Iran
Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Gilan University, Rasht, Iran
Introduction: Care is a multidimensional concept that has been reflected in the process of modernity. The aim of this study is to investigate care ethics among female students of Guilan University.
Method: In this research, a qualitative method based on semi-structured interviews and purposive sampling was used. The analysis method in this research is thematic analysis.
Results: In data analysis, twelve basic themes, three organizing themes, and one global theme were obtained. The first type is autonomous girls: These types of girls are less inclined to marriage and maternal roles and less interested in circular motherhood and more inclined to linear time and they believe that a circular mother is a boring role that will reduce their agency. The second is heteronomous girls: These types of female students are maximal motherhood because they have constructed a mother with the semiotic such as sacrifice, kindness, self-sacrifice, altruism, etc. Third type of girls are eclectic: This type of female student has both a tendency to linear time (employment and education) and a cyclical time (marriage and motherhood)
Conclusion: Among the existing types, the ideal form is eclectic ethics in which female students have two ethics of heteronomy and autonomy (semiotic and symbolic).