Effect of Empowerment on Some Personality Traits
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 8, Issue 2, March 2019, Pages: 36-42
Received: Jul. 21, 2018;
Accepted: Sep. 5, 2018;
Published: Jun. 17, 2019
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Laxmi Rani, Departmant of Psychology, MSKB. College, BRA. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, India
Reshma Kumari, Department of Psychology, BRA. Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, India
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Empowerment plays important role in the development of a country& society. Empowerment is “the process of giving people the power, capacities, capability and access needed to change their own lives improve their own communities and influence their own destinies.” Empowerment is the demand of our society. This study is important for our society. Now a day; Empowerment mostly known as women empowerment; and it is necessary to define women empowerment. Empowerment refers to enabling people to take charge to their own lives. Women empowerment emphasizes the importance of increasing their power and taking control over decision and issues that shape their lives. Women Empowerment literally means is to give power to women, ‘Power’ does not means a mode of domination over others, but a sense of internal strength and confidence to face life, the right to determine ones choices in life, the ability to influence the social processes that affects one’s life, an influence in the direction of social change, a share in decision making and capacity building to contribute towards national development. The present research work was undertaken with the objectives to ascertain, that the empowerment has positive impact on the development of personality characteristics such as adjustment, intelligence, dependence proneness, dominance of the adolescents. Sample of the study consisted, 160 Adolescents of Empowered mothers compared with their 160 Un-Empowered counterparts in respective of the personality components stated above. Appropriate hypotheses were formulated to see the impact of Empowerment on personality constituents. The main purpose of this study was to examine the effects of empowerment on personality factors of adolescents of Empowered and un–empowered mothers of Muzaffarpur District (INDIA). Four major components namely Adjustment, Intelligence, Dependence proneness & Dominance were selected for this study. Results of this study indicated that theAdolescents of empowered mothers were found more adjustable, more intellectual, less dependent and more dominant than their un-empowered counterparts.
Empowerment Un-empowerment, Dominance, Dependence Proneness
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