Author: Farah Naz
Supervisor: Mr. Faiz Younas Butt
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was designed to investigate perception of status of women in relation to self awareness and career. It was hypothesized that there is significant difference in perception of status of women in relation to self awareness and career. Cross sectional research design was used with sample of (N = 100) including (n = 50) working women and (n = 50) non working women. Sample was taken by using non-probability purposive sampling. Data for working women was collected from different private banks and companies of Lahore; data for non working women was collected from Lahore Cantt. Two questionnaires i.e. Attitude towards Women Scale (Spence, Helmrich & Stapp 1978) and Self awareness Inventory (Cameron, 2006) were used for collection of data. Two way ANOVA and Independent sample t test was applied to analyze the results. It was concluded that working women had more favorable attitude towards status of women as compared to non working women. Similarly high self aware women had more favorable attitude as compared to low self aware women. Significant differences were found items of self awareness between working and non working women. The present study can be helpful for women in a way that self awareness give them understanding of their potential and encourage them to use their potential. It can be helpful at national level in a way that self awareness and career can make women better representatives in Pakistan.
Keywords: self awareness, career, status of women.
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