Portland State University. Department of Sociology
Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology
1 online resource (202 p.)
Women -- Saudi Arabia -- Jiddah -- Social conditions, Women -- Employment -- Saudi Arabia -- Jiddah, Women -- Employment, Women -- Social conditions, Saudi Arabia -- Jiddah
The present thesis is concerned with professional women in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia. Because of the social changes taking place in Saudi Arabia, the position of women is subject to both traditional and modernistic influences. While an increasing number of females are receiving higher education and expanding their aspirations , the traditional cultural values dealing with woman's role in the family are still an important consideration.
The thesis is based on the theoretical perspective that the individual role system is over-demanding. Fulfilling role demands causes difficulty or "strain"; if a person conforms fully in one direction, fulfillment will be difficult in another.
Assad, Soraya Wali El-Deen, "Role Demands of Professional Women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia" (1977). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2595.