September 27, 2018
K K Birla Goa Campus, Director's Conference Room
Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The present study was conducted to assess the perceived discrimination and Islamic worldview and religious personality of Muslim students who do (Hijabi) and do not wear (Non Hijabi) the Hijab. A total sample of 120 Muslim female Indian students belonging to the age group 18-24 participated in the study. The total sample was divided into two groups of 60, one group of whom wearing Hijab and the other who do not wear Hijab. Purposive sampling was used and snowballing technique enhanced the easy collection of data. The tools used were NLAAS Everyday Discrimination Scale and Muslim Religiosity-Personality Inventory. Data were analyzed using independent sample ‘t’ test and Pearson product moment correlational analysis. Results revealed that students who wear the Hijab perceive higher discrimination and also has a higher Islamic religiosity than those who do not wear the Hijab. The results for correlation reveal that there is no correlation between Islamic religiosity and perceived discrimination.