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International Journal of Home Science

2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 2, PART I

A study on Kashmiri working women and their contribution towards family life

Author(s): Afreen Niyaz
Abstract:
A very important aspect of Kashmiri woman is to meet the expectations and obligations corresponding to her various roles within the fold of the family. If she fails to meet the expectations of the members of the family, it creates familial tension within the family. It is quite obvious that the working woman is required to play dual roles; first familial roles as wife, mother and housewife and the other as an employee. The new status involves a fresh array of expectations from those constituting the 'role-set' of the incumbent. The purpose of this study is to find out the reasons behind women taking up the jobs and their contribution towards family. The focus is more on the problems that they face while dealing with the dual responsibilities. Purposive random sampling method is used to obtain the related data from among the working women of various institutions like educational, health, etc. The study reveals that the main reason behind opting for a job is to attain the economic stability and to become self-reliant. Despite various constraints like immense work load, role conflicts, etc. they contribute tremendously towards their family and hence it ultimately increases their level of satisfaction and they feel economically independent.
Pages: 556-558  |  566 Views  12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Afreen Niyaz. A study on Kashmiri working women and their contribution towards family life. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(2):556-558.
International Journal of Home Science