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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 2, Issue 5, Part D (2016)

The social freedom among the women living in Kamrup district of Assam: A study of some variables

Author(s)
Smita Sharma
Abstract
In a country like India, women constitute half of the population. Women have always been subjected to discrimination in all aspects. However in the modern times, with the growth in education and vocational opportunities women have become more conscious of their rights of equality and freedom and have revolted among the conventional norms. The desire for social freedom among women has manifested itself by their protest and revolt against the traditional social norms and taboos which place them in an inferior roles and status. The objective of the study is to find out the level of social freedom thinking among the women living in Kamrup district of Assam and to make a comparative study of the level of social freedom thinking of the urban and rural, married and unmarried, joint and nuclear family, literate and illiterate and working and non-working women living in Kamrup district of Assam. The research method used in the study was the Descriptive Method. The sample selected for the study was 180 households. The tool used for the study was the Women Social Freedom Scale developed by Dr. L.I. Bhusan. The findings of the study reveal that 33.33% and 27.22% of the women living in Kamrup district of Assam have Above Average and Average level of social freedom thinking respectively. 23.33% women’s level of social freedom thinking was Below Average in Kamrup district of Assam. 7.22% women have High level of social freedom thinking and 4.44% of women have Low level of social freedom thinking in Kamrup district. It was interesting to find that 1.67% of women’s level of social freedom thinking was Extremely High. On the other hand 2.79% women’s level of social freedom thinking was Extremely Low. There exists no significant difference between the level of social freedom thinking of the women belonging to joint and nuclear family. There exists significant difference between the level of social freedom thinking of urban and rural, married and unmarried, literate and illiterate and working and non-working women living in Kamrup district of Assam.
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How to cite this article:
Smita Sharma. The social freedom among the women living in Kamrup district of Assam: A study of some variables. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(5):216-219.
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