Women and ideology: Representations of women in religious and secular Turkish media

Hortacsu N., Erturk E.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, vol.33, no.10, pp.2017-2039, 2003 (SSCI) identifier identifier


The present research examined representations of women in Turkish religious and secular daily newspapers. Based on social identity theory, it was predicted that religious and secular newspapers would differ with respect to evaluative references to mother/homemaker, career woman, and vamp subtypes. Secular and religious newspapers were examined every other day for a month. Analyses reveal that secular newspapers included higher proportions of positive references to the career woman and vamp subtypes than did religious newspapers. The 2 types of newspapers also differed with respect to the proportion of women mentioned as agents and targets, and with respect to actions performed by women agents and items related to victimization of women.