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A Comparative Study to Assess the Attitude Regarding Women Empowerment among Adult Population in Selected Area of Ambala, Haryana

Simaranjit Kaur Brar, Sembian ., Kirandeep Kaur Dhaliwal

Abstract


 

If women in the developing world do not have equal rights, they will not have equal health. It is as simple as that; the empowerment of women is not a politically correct cliché [1], but a living, essential goal for everyone. Women perform 66% of the world’s work, and produce 50% of the food, yet earn only 10% of the income and own 1% of the property. Whether the issue is improving education in the developing world, or fighting global climate change, or addressing nearly any other challenge we face, empowering women is a critical part of the equation [2]. The present study aimed to assess and compare attitude regarding women empowerment among adult male and female population and to determine the association of level of attitude regarding women empowerment among adult male and female population with their selected personal variables. The research approach was nonexperimental with descriptive comparative design in selected area of Ambala, Haryana, India. The final data were collected after getting formal permission from the Sarpanch of Brara, Ambala, Haryana, India. Convenience sampling technique was used for collecting final data. The data were collected from 200 adult population; 100 from each male and female of village by rating scale having 40 statements. Major findings of the study revealed that 29% males were in age group of 31–35 years and 31% females were in age group 26–30 years. Most of males (77%) and females (80%) were married. Most of males (28%) and females (38%) were educated up to secondary education. Findings of the present study showed that most of the males (59%) had unfavourable attitude and females (56%) had moderately favourable attitude towards women empowerment. Computed Chi-square values of attitude of males and females towards women empowerment was independent of the demographic variables, i.e., age, marital status, family structure, education, occupation, family income, interspousal educational differences, age of husband as compared to wife’s age.

 

Keywords: Attitude, women empowerment, adult population

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Brar SK, Sembian, Dhaliwal KK. A comparative study to assess the attitude regarding women empowerment among adult population in selected area of Ambala, Haryana. Research and Reviews: Journal of Medicine. 2016; 6(2): 15–20p.


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