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Socio-Demographic Variables as Predictors of Women Social Freedom

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Education, Maharshi Dayanand University, Haryana, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (IYSC-2015), Pages 118-123, September,2 (2015)


Today the role of women in the society is changing and the change in their traditional role is great demand of time. It has rapidly gained momentum since the government of India has declared the year 2001 as ‘Women Empowerment Year’. It is a well known fact that in almost all developed country women has played equal role in its development. It is a great challenge for the women of 21st century to face the resistance shown by conservative people of closed type society like India. Women have equal rights to enjoy freedom in terms of social, personal and professional life. Women empowerment is meaningless if it is not equated with their social freedom. Although our constitution has provide several laws and orders to in favour of women but the situation is critical yet. Women are still socially deprived from their rights of taking decision about career and life and have to phase violence either at domestic , professional or at physical level it may arises in the form of sexual harassment or may take cases of honour killing. People still consider the housekeeping and serving their families as the prime important work for women. Keeping in view the importance and seriousness of the above cited matter the investigator has decided to put forth a small sketch about women social freedom in the current status The study aimed at to examine the women social freedom in relation to some socio-demographic variables like locality, marital status, type of family, educational qualifications and profession. Descriptive survey method was employed. A sample of 160 women from different educational institutes and locality (rural and urban area) of Rohtak district of Haryana state was selected by random sampling technique. Women Social Freedom Scale constructed and standardized by Bhusan, L. (2014) was used for collection of data. It has been revealed from the analysis and interpretations of the present study that desire for social freedom is not influenced by locality and type of family, but marital status; educational qualifications and profession have a significant influence.


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