Women’s Scholarship and Engagement in Policy, Pedagogy, and Development


The whole world has been observing changes that have been happening in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2015. Interestingly, most of the changes are targeting Saudi women in terms of developing – their rights, roles, and positions. Some people believe that Saudi women are strong creatures – strong mothers, wives, and workers in many fields. Some still see in them weaker members of society. The research was to investigate the perception of Saudi female students toward the new changes in Saudi Arabia regarding work, marriage, and position roles as well as to highlight the role of education.
During the conference, the authors will present the fragmentary results of their research. The research was conducted at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University. Their research group were the University’s female students, aged between 18-30. This study collected data via a survey, which was conducted as an online questionnaire. The questionnaire was answered by 207 female students (out of 282 of those who are in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which was the target of this study). Both Saudi and non-Saudi students were included while faculty and administrative staff were excluded. The Professors have chosen the PMU’s female students because they truly believe that the education at their university (and education itself generally) influence the way how the young Saudi, Muslim girls think and view the changing country.

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Edyta Wolny-Abouelwafa, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia
Beshaier Mohammed Alqahtani, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Saudi Arabia

Paper Information
Conference: SEACE2024
Stream: Challenging & Preserving: Culture

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Posted by James Alexander Gordon