Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1960

Full Length Research Paper

Factors affecting the unemployment (rate) of female art graduates in Iran

Mina Hedayat*, Sabzali Musa Kahn and Jaffri Hanafi
Cultural Center, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 11 March 2013
  •  Published: 10 May 2013



The aim of this study is to explore the relationship between the opportunities of female artist graduates in Tehran Province and the current employment market. Mixed method was employed in this study. The population of the current study consisted of 240 female artist graduates selected using a systematic random sampling method from both public and private universities. Descriptive findings indicate that 186(77.5%) of the respondents were unemployed. Analytical results show that in unemployment, there was an association among age, supply and demand, gender, education and skills mismatch as well as field of study.The chi-square test showed significant differences among the factors (χ2=43.29, p=0.000); age was the most important factor (64.2%).


Key words: Unemployment, graduates, artist, female, Iran.