The study of capacity to be "feminine" from lived-experience of Iranian women with emphasis on social and cultural dimensions

Document Type : Scientific-research

Authors

1 PhD candidate of psychology.Department of psychology and education. Shahid Beheshti University. Tehran.Iran

2 Professor, Department of Psychology and education.Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

3 Associate Professor, Department of letters and human science, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

5 Associate Professor, Family Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

10.52547/apsy.2022.225356.1240

Abstract

Aim: The feminine and masculine template change repeatedly by culture and time.What we know as femininity or masculinity is related to western culture, so it is needed sexuality literature get enriched by eastern culture. Accordingly, the aim of this study is recognition of feminine dimentions in Iranian cultrure based on Iranian women lived experinces. Methods: The research method is qualitative in terms of interpretive phenomenology. For investigation of the concept of femininity in this study; the population participating include all women who live in Tehran and their age are between 30 -45 who didn’t have any psychotherapy experience. The sampling method was a purposive sampling and it is used semistructured interview. All interviews were recorded and then transcribed manually and finally analyzed using the interpretive analysis method. Results: 18 semi-structured interviews with participants in the study were conducted and the analysis of interview data led to the identification and classification of 146 open code, 14 concepts and 2 main themes in related to lived experiences of Iranian women. In this study we just study the cultural part in concept of femininity in Iranian women lived experiences. Conclusion: Finally, according to the result of this investigation, we look again into sexuality instead of talking about men and women dualism. So, we can talk about multipilicity and multi-being of femenities and masculinities that everyone benefited from it according to their desire.                                                                                                                  

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