A Correlation and Regression Analysis of Some Social and Cultural Factors Affecting the Compatibility of Ahwaz City's Younger People with Their Parents with an Emphasis on Generation Gap

Document Type: Research Paper

Authors

1 Ph.D. Student of Cultural Sociology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran

2 Professor of Sociology, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran

Abstract

This research aims to examine the effect of some social and cultural factors (identity, self-esteem, religious commitments and normative pressure) on generation gap and younger people's compatibility with their parents. In terms of research methodology, this is a cross-sectional study and regarding data collection method, it has drawn upon a questionnaire. The statistical population includes the youth of Ahwaz city, out of which 400 were selected as the sample size. In regard to sampling, stratified multistage random sampling has been used. Inferential statistics showed that there was a significant relationship between the research dependent variable (generation gap and younger people's compatibility with their parents) and some independent variables (the extent of normative pressure on parents, social identity, inclination toward religious commitments) while no significant relationship was found between the research dependent variable and independent variable (self-esteem). The results of stepwise regression analysis also indicated that normative pressure and parents' identity had been the most effective factors on generation gap and younger people's compatibility with their parents, respectively.

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