Female Students and Reflection in Care Ethics; The Case Study: Guilan University Students

Document Type : Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Guilan University, Rasht, Iran

2 Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Gilan University, Rasht, Iran

3 Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Gilan University, Rasht, Iran

10.22098/jhrs.2022.11339.1065

Abstract

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).

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  • Receive Date: 03 September 2022
  • Revise Date: 02 November 2022
  • Accept Date: 05 November 2022
  • First Publish Date: 05 November 2022