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Journal:   IRANIAN OF HIGHER EDUCATION   WINTER 2010 , Volume 2 , Number 3; Page(s) 135 To 168.
 
Paper: 

A STUDY OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELF-ALIENATION AND SCIENTIFIC PRESTIGE AMONG FACULTIES AT THE YAZD UNIVERSITY

 
 
Author(s):  HAJIZADEH MEYMANDI M.*
 
* FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, YAZD UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

This paper aims to review the impact of self-alienation on the faculties’ scientific prestige at the Yazd University. The research reported here has been done based on the Seeman's theory on the dimensions of social alienation. Alienation is defined in terms of Melvin Seeman's (1959) five basic variants of alienation: powerlessness, meaninglessness, normlessness, social isolation, and self-estrangement. Using a descriptive research model, data were collected by a questionnaire. 135 faculties were selected via systematic sampling. The findings show that although there was no meaningful relation between variables of meaninglessness, and professional characteristics with scientific prestige, but a positive correlation has been observed between powerlessness, isolation, formlessness, social alienation with scientific prestige. Additionally a negative correlation has been confirmed between alienation and life satisfaction with scientific prestige. Finally results of multiple regression showed that two variables of social status and social alienation are explained faculties’ scientific Prestige respectively.

 
Keyword(s): SCIENTIFIC PRESTIGE, ALIENATION, POWERLESSNESS, SELF-ISOLATION, NORMLESSNESS, YAZD UNIVERSITY
 
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