Modeling the Female Gender Schematically in Baghdad

Raghad Fahmi Aajami and Sura Muttlak Nasser
Department of English, College of Education for Women, University of Baghdad, Baghdad,


This research aims at studying the impact of the females’ schema on their self-esteem and social role in the region of the Middle East, and how this schematic image is creating in terms of role and abilities. The population was a sample of females- students in the second academic year 2018-2019 in the University of Baghdad, College of Education for Women, in the department of English. Their ages range between 18 and 24. The sample was 15 students and they were chosen randomly. The researchers were the teachers of the population and they set the questions for the questionnaire and the interviews in English, using a clear, simple and well-understood language. In addition, the researchers chose the sample from the mentioned college definitely to match the research’s objective about the females’ schema for gender inequality, in other words, the sample consisted of females. The ages were also a target for the research so that the females are adults with well programmed mental maps and they are aware of their own beliefs as well as the answers they delivered in divulging their own opinions.