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Title:Social background and bureaucratic behavior in Egypt
Editor:Sullivan, Earl L.ISNI
Series:Cairo papers in social science
City of publisher:Cairo
Publisher:The American University in Cairo Press
Geographic term:Egypt
civil service
Abstract:Ch. 1 of this study of the role of gender and religion in the Egyptian bureaucracy provides general background information pertaining to the three major topics of this book: bureaucratic behaviour, the role of women in Egyptian society and relations between Egypt's religious groups, the Muslims and the Copts. The author hypothesizes that the attitudes and behaviour of Egyptian bureaucrats will differ markedly on the basis of sex, but that the attitudes and behaviour of Coptic bureaucrats will not differ significantly from those of their Muslim counterparts. The two hypotheses were tested in reference to eight sets of attitudes and behaviour, viz. media behaviour, reference groups, religiosity, economic preferences (capitalism versus socialism), conflict between professional and family roles, decisionmaking, job satisfaction, and work values. The data used in testing the two hypotheses was drawn from a survey conducted in 1983 on a sample of 825 Egyptian civil servants. Both hypotheses were sustained, but not without some exceptions.