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Texas A&M University

1. Engin, Ceylan. Clash of Demography and Politico-Religiosity: Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Turkey.

Degree: PhD, Sociology, 2018, Texas A&M University

While demographers have focused on sexuality issues mainly in Western nations and some in Asia, research that explores sexuality issues in the Middle East remains extremely limited. My dissertation explores public attitudes toward homosexuality in Turkey, and how it is influenced by demographic and politico-religious values. Drawing from second demographic transition theory and the theory of mobilization of political Islam, I address the following research questions: What are the public attitudes toward homosexuality in Turkey? How is tolerance toward homosexuality in Turkey influenced by demographic trends? How does politico-religiosity in Turkey influence the acceptance of homosexual relationships? Which one (demographic attitudes or politico-religious attitudes) has more explanatory power, explaining attitudes toward homosexuality? There has been a reversal in trends regarding homosexuality in most Western societies. However, the tolerance of homosexuality has been stagnant in contemporary Turkey. Using the data from the World Values Survey, my regression results show that demographic values, consistent with the second demographic transition theory, are positively associated with tolerance of homosexuality. More specifically, the justification of abortion variable increases tolerant views of homosexuality in both 1990 and 2011 while both justification of divorce and importance of family are significant predictors for justification of homosexuality only in 2011. In line with the literature on political Islam, I found that an increase in politico-religious values is associated with less tolerant views of homosexuality. More specifically, importance of God significantly reduces justification of homosexuality in both 1990 and 2011 and tolerance toward homosexual neighbors in 1990. While not significant in 1990, the variable left/ right scale becomes a significant determinant of attitudes toward homosexuality in 2011. The variable importance of religion was also shown to be a significant predictor of justification of homosexuality in 2011. In addition, attendance at religious services was shown to significantly decrease the justification of homosexuality in 1990, but not in 2011. Lastly, I found the politico-religious model has greater power than demographic attitudes, explaining attitudes toward homosexual neighbors in 2011. On the other hand, the demography model has greater power than the politico-religious model, explaining justification of homosexuality both in 1990 and 2011. Advisors/Committee Members: Poston, Dudley L (advisor), Pals, Heili (advisor), Sakamoto, Arthur (committee member), Lakkimsetti, Chaitanya (committee member), Katz, Claire (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: demography of sexuality; homosexuality; politico-religiosity; value change; Turkey

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APA (6th Edition):

Engin, C. (2018). Clash of Demography and Politico-Religiosity: Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Turkey. (Doctoral Dissertation). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173834

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Engin, Ceylan. “Clash of Demography and Politico-Religiosity: Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Turkey.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, Texas A&M University. Accessed January 21, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173834.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Engin, Ceylan. “Clash of Demography and Politico-Religiosity: Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Turkey.” 2018. Web. 21 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Engin C. Clash of Demography and Politico-Religiosity: Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Turkey. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2018. [cited 2021 Jan 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173834.

Council of Science Editors:

Engin C. Clash of Demography and Politico-Religiosity: Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Turkey. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173834


Texas A&M University

2. Engin, Ceylan. Clash of Demography and Politico-Religiosity: Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Turkey.

Degree: PhD, Sociology, 2018, Texas A&M University

While demographers have focused on sexuality issues mainly in Western nations and some in Asia, research that explores sexuality issues in the Middle East remains extremely limited. My dissertation explores public attitudes toward homosexuality in Turkey, and how it is influenced by demographic and politico-religious values. Drawing from second demographic transition theory and the theory of mobilization of political Islam, I address the following research questions: What are the public attitudes toward homosexuality in Turkey? How is tolerance toward homosexuality in Turkey influenced by demographic trends? How does politico-religiosity in Turkey influence the acceptance of homosexual relationships? Which one (demographic attitudes or politico-religious attitudes) has more explanatory power, explaining attitudes toward homosexuality? There has been a reversal in trends regarding homosexuality in most Western societies. However, the tolerance of homosexuality has been stagnant in contemporary Turkey. Using the data from the World Values Survey, my regression results show that demographic values, consistent with the second demographic transition theory, are positively associated with tolerance of homosexuality. More specifically, the justification of abortion variable increases tolerant views of homosexuality in both 1990 and 2011 while both justification of divorce and importance of family are significant predictors for justification of homosexuality only in 2011. In line with the literature on political Islam, I found that an increase in politico-religious values is associated with less tolerant views of homosexuality. More specifically, importance of God significantly reduces justification of homosexuality in both 1990 and 2011 and tolerance toward homosexual neighbors in 1990. While not significant in 1990, the variable left/ right scale becomes a significant determinant of attitudes toward homosexuality in 2011. The variable importance of religion was also shown to be a significant predictor of justification of homosexuality in 2011. In addition, attendance at religious services was shown to significantly decrease the justification of homosexuality in 1990, but not in 2011. Lastly, I found the politico-religious model has greater power than demographic attitudes, explaining attitudes toward homosexual neighbors in 2011. On the other hand, the demography model has greater power than the politico-religious model, explaining justification of homosexuality both in 1990 and 2011. Advisors/Committee Members: Poston, Dudley L (advisor), Pals, Heili (advisor), Sakamoto, Arthur (committee member), Lakkimsetti, Chaitanya (committee member), Katz, Claire (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: demography of sexuality; homosexuality; politico-religiosity; value change; Turkey

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APA · Chicago · MLA · Vancouver · CSE | Export to Zotero / EndNote / Reference Manager

APA (6th Edition):

Engin, C. (2018). Clash of Demography and Politico-Religiosity: Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Turkey. (Doctoral Dissertation). Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173739

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Engin, Ceylan. “Clash of Demography and Politico-Religiosity: Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Turkey.” 2018. Doctoral Dissertation, Texas A&M University. Accessed January 21, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173739.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Engin, Ceylan. “Clash of Demography and Politico-Religiosity: Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Turkey.” 2018. Web. 21 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Engin C. Clash of Demography and Politico-Religiosity: Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Turkey. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2018. [cited 2021 Jan 21]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173739.

Council of Science Editors:

Engin C. Clash of Demography and Politico-Religiosity: Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Turkey. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Texas A&M University; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/173739

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