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Attribution of poverty among youth in Lebanon

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dc.contributor.author Aintablian, Sebouh
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-27T06:07:10Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-27T06:07:10Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0971-8923 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7280
dc.description.abstract The present paper is based on causal attribution theory, investigating how Lebanese youth attribute poverty. Using the Chi-square methodology, the researcher examined the relationships between poverty and a set of independent variables, for six different scenarios. In the first phase of the research, the researcher executes cross-tabulation analyses and searches for significant variables that may predict the social class of a student. A survey of a sample of 250 private- and public-school students shows that when compared with middle-class and rich students, poor students place less blame on individual factors. Moreover, poor students tend to believe in fatalistic factors as reasons for poverty more than middle-class and rich students do. In the second phase, the researcher filters the answers to assesses only the consistent ones (that is students who believed that fatalistic factors are reasons for both poverty and wealth). Out of 250 students surveyed, only 30 students attribute poverty to fatalistic factors. The unexpected result is that, under this category, there are more middle-class students than poor students. It is concluded that, on average, Lebanese youth attribute poverty to individualistic and/or structural factors rather than fatalistic ones. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Attribution of poverty among youth in Lebanon en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200603708 en_US
dc.author.department Department of Finance and Accounting (FINA) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Social Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 41 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 85-97 en_US
dc.keywords Poverty en_US
dc.keywords Attributes en_US
dc.keywords Youth en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Individualistic en_US
dc.keywords Structuralism en_US
dc.keywords Fatalism en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/09718923.2014.11893344 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Aintablian, S. (2014). Interdisciplinary Reflection of Contemporary Society. Journal of Social Sciences, 41(1), 85-97. en_US
dc.author.email sebouh.aintablian@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/09718923.2014.11893344?needAccess=true en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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