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Psychological Well-Being of Elected Women Representatives in Relation to Social Support


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1 Department of Applied Psychology, GJUS&T, Hisar, Haryana, India
     

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Social support system is considered very strong in Indian cultures especially in northern India. It is presumed that Indians are very protected and Ml of warmth when it comes to upbringing of their children. In psychoanalytic perspective, it is stated that early childhood experiences are responsible for shaping the personality of an individual and later it helps us in coping with the adversities of life. The present study was designed to explore the relationship between social support and psychological well-being. A sample of 300 elected women representatives (Sarpanches) with age range of 25-45 years and the sample were homogeneous. The following tools were administered to collect the relevant information from the subjects: Ryffs scales of Psychological Well-being and Social Support Questionnaire. The findings of the study reflect that the psychological well-being is positively correlated with social support of women representatives. It is very apparent that social support is very crucial in determining the participation of women in society, empowering women and their well-being as well.

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Social Support, Well-Being and Women Representatives.
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Authors

Gurpreet Dandiwal
Department of Applied Psychology, GJUS&T, Hisar, Haryana, India
Sanjay Kumar
Department of Applied Psychology, GJUS&T, Hisar, Haryana, India
Sandeep Singh Rana
Department of Applied Psychology, GJUS&T, Hisar, Haryana, India

Abstract


Social support system is considered very strong in Indian cultures especially in northern India. It is presumed that Indians are very protected and Ml of warmth when it comes to upbringing of their children. In psychoanalytic perspective, it is stated that early childhood experiences are responsible for shaping the personality of an individual and later it helps us in coping with the adversities of life. The present study was designed to explore the relationship between social support and psychological well-being. A sample of 300 elected women representatives (Sarpanches) with age range of 25-45 years and the sample were homogeneous. The following tools were administered to collect the relevant information from the subjects: Ryffs scales of Psychological Well-being and Social Support Questionnaire. The findings of the study reflect that the psychological well-being is positively correlated with social support of women representatives. It is very apparent that social support is very crucial in determining the participation of women in society, empowering women and their well-being as well.

Keywords


Social Support, Well-Being and Women Representatives.