A Comparative Study Of Self-Esteem And Quality Of Life Among Indian Educated Working Women And Housewives

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Jitendra Shekhawat , Dr. Vismita Paliwal , Dr. Prashant , Dr. Devendra S. Sisodia , Dr. Thiyam K. Singh , Dr. Payal K. Chandel


The status of women in India has undergone a gradual yet dramatic change, they are no longer confined to their homes only, and their contribution to society cannot be underestimated. In all of them, they often have to compromise with their Self-esteem and Quality of Life. Therefore, to investigate the influence of employment status (working and housewives) on the psychological well-being in terms of Self-Esteem and Quality of Life, a sample of 200 Indian educated women aged between 25 to 45 years was collected from Rajasthan (India) with the help of Non-Probability (purposive) sampling technique. Based on Employment status, the sample was divided into two categories, educated working women (100) and educated housewives (100).  The data for the present study were obtained with the help of the Self-Esteem Scale (Singh and Srivastava, 2010) and Quality of Life Scale-Revised (Dubey et al., 2009). To achieve the objectives of the study, a Between-group design was framed. Moreover, the obtained data was analysed using an independent sample t-test. Findings of the investigation showed significantly better Self-Esteem and Quality of Life among educated working women when compared with educated housewives. To summarise, women's employment status has a notable impact on the Self-Esteem and Quality of Life of Indian educated women.

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