Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
Assess the awareness and attitude of women on their empowerment
Author(s): Suneetha Veerabatthini
Abstract: Background: Women constitute about half of the world’s population and a visible majority are poor. Women should be encouraged to bring their vision and leadership, knowledge and skills and aspirations into the development agenda from the grass root to international levels. Women rights and issues have always been a subject of serious concern of academicians, intellectuals and policy makers. From past society to contemporary information and global society, the role of women has changed drastically. Objective: Assess the attitude of women on their empowerment. Methods: a descriptive survey research approach was used with non-experimental descriptive research design. The study was conducted in rural areas, Indore. Study samples comprised of 50 rural women selected by non-probability convenient sampling technique. Structured awareness questionnaire and attitude scale were used to collect the data regarding women empowerment. Results: The data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. Result reveled that Majority 58% had awareness regarding women empowerment and 42% had not aware about women empowerment. All the subjects 100% had positive attitude towards women empowerment. Mean awareness is 4.78 deviated from + 2.09, where as in the attitude mean is 110.4 deviated from + 5.95. Awareness and attitude is positively correlated i.e. r(cal)= 0.22 which is >0.288, so it is statistically significant. There is significant association between awareness and occupation and there is no significant in any other demographic variables and there is no association between attitude and selected demographic variables. Conclusion: The finding revealed that Majority of the subjects had awareness about women empowerment and all subjects had positive attitude towards women empowerment. There was a significant relationship between awareness and attitude. There was a significant association between the awareness of women and demographic variable occupation. But there was no significant association between the attitude level and demographic variables.