The The relationship between “Sexual capital”, “Religiosity” and “University girls' Makeup” in Kurdistan Region

A field research in public and private universities in Erbil


  • Faez I. Muhammad university of salahaddin



Makeup, Sexual Capital, Religiosity, Makeup, Sexual Capital, Religiosity, Physical Capital, University girls.


This research was conducted with the aim of investigating the relationship between sexual capital, religiosity, and makeup of university girls in the Kurdistan region and how they affect each other. Since the type of research is "quantitative", it is based on the "survey method" and "questionnaire". The sampling method in this research was "stratified random sampling". The questionnaire was distributed among 402 female students in Erbil public and private universities, and SPSS and SmartPLS software was used for data analysis. The results of the research indicate that there is a direct relationship between "sexual capital" derived from Catherine Hakim's theory and "university girls' makeup" in the Kurdistan region. The type of Correlation and the effect of these two variables with "religiosity" are opposite and negative. After linking the "Makeup" variable with the demographic variables and placing them in the linear regression model, it was found that daily "exercise" and "study" have an inverse Correlation, while "social status" and "economic status" have a direct Correlation.



Catherine Hakim (1948-Present)

Sexual Capital

Erotic Capital

Honey Money: The Power of Erotic Capital

Gary Stanley Becker (1930-2014)

Pierre Bourdieu (1930-2002)

Field Theory

Quantitative Research



Likert Scale

Stratified random sampling


Face Validity

Content Validity

Construct Validity

Exploratory Factor Analysis

Kaiser - Meyer - Olkin

Bartlett’s test of sphericity


Cronbach Alpha Formula


Statistical Package for the Social Sciences

Compute Variable

Descriptive statistics

Inferential statistics

Pearson correlation

Linear regression

Path analysis

Durbin - Watson

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM)


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How to Cite

Muhammad, F. I. (2024). The The relationship between “Sexual capital”, “Religiosity” and “University girls’ Makeup” in Kurdistan Region: A field research in public and private universities in Erbil. Humanities Journal of University of Zakho, 12(1), 201–221.



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