|Başlık||Women behind the veil: Psycho-social and gender aspects of Decision on wearing Niqab|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Series Editor||Jeftic, A|
|Conference Name||European Congress of Psychology|
|Publisher||The European Federation of Psychologists Associations|
|Place Published||Stokholm Sweden|
Using grounded theory method as a methodological framework, the study conceptualizes the basic psycho-social process finding means for affirmation of a new identioty, in explaining mechanisms in the decision-making process prior to the resolution of wearing niqab (full face veil). The semi-structured interview was designed for the data collection purpose and total of twenty fiobe (N=259 women from Bosnia and Herzegovina with niqab were sampled. The data analysis explicated psycho-social and gender aspects, couses, and consenquences of the decision-making process. The results indidace that the instrumental value of niqab is reflected in that in the process of the self-affirmation and self-actualization, reinforced by reaction from the enviroment, it becomes a powerfull tool for women in the construction of the religious identity, more specifically the identity of a believer at a higher level of spirituality.