ISSN: 1998 - 4162

JISR MSSE Journal Contents

Volume 18, Number 1, January 2020


Social Identity and Uncertainty: A Study of Responsible Societal Factors for Growing Extremism
Arshad Saleem - , ,
Amber Nasreen Anjum - , ,


Abstract
The study aims to investigate the issue of growing extremism with reference to the wider theme of societal factors as a reason for this growing menace. Society is responsible for developing particular behaviours amongst dwellers. Their attitudes are shaped up by multiple influencing factors around; it may be political, economic, or it may be merely an influence supported by culture. This study explores the said factors within two dimensions; 1. the effects of cultural and social identity on human behaviour; and 2. the influence of uncertainty on growing extremism and crimes. Quantitative data was collected from a highly educated segment of society from all over Pakistan. To obtain the data, a Likert scale was administered amongst research participants; who are working as educational leaders, teachers, scholars and tertiary level students. The findings of the research are thought-provoking and setting a direction to work forward and to dig up more.

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