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A Study on Spinsterhood in Morocco: Students’ Attitudes towards Spinsterhood, FLDM, Fez

Version 1 : Received: 23 July 2018 / Approved: 30 July 2018 / Online: 30 July 2018 (10:19:37 CEST)

How to cite: Herouach, S. A Study on Spinsterhood in Morocco: Students’ Attitudes towards Spinsterhood, FLDM, Fez. Preprints 2018, 2018070579 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0579.v1). Herouach, S. A Study on Spinsterhood in Morocco: Students’ Attitudes towards Spinsterhood, FLDM, Fez. Preprints 2018, 2018070579 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0579.v1).

Abstract

The present study is an attempt to investigate the factors behind spinsterhood, the sort of perception popular mindset hold on spinsters and the consequences of being a spinster. It starts with a theoretical part as a background to the topic. Then, it moves to the practical part where the study depends a field work for testing the constructed hypothesis. The field work is conducted through distributing quiet a big number of representative questionnaires. Briefly, the findings proved that the majority of respondents, 51/° believe that the society considers spinsters as those who had never been proposed to. Moreover, 52/° of respondents believes that spinsters are old women who had never been married. Both may imply a negative connotation set by society and culture for unmarried women. As to the factors behind spinsterhood, the findings proved that the majority of the respondents, 75/° refer spinsterhood to the fact that women prioritize their education and careers on marriage. For the consequences of spinsterhood, the major result demonstrates that 53/° of respondents believe that spinsters’ isolation and embarrassment is one major impact of spinsterhood.

Subject Areas

unmarried women; modernity and individuality; education and career priorities; social stigma; social pressure; psychological influences

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