Public Perception about Divorced Women

Author: Somia Khalid

Supervisor: Mr. Waqas Hassan

Degree: MSc

Year: 2010-2012

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research was conducted to find out the public perception about divorced women. Survey research design was used. Present research involve two phases, generation of a set of responses about divorced women and rating of those responses by a separate sample. The research question asked to public was what is perception of public about divorced women? There was no right or wrong answers. Convenient sampling was used. A sample of 120 participant (Men = 60, Women = 60) were participated and participant age was above than 18 years. From first phase 46 responses were collected by content analysis and used for the second phase. Divorced women characteristics clusters were made. Result of qualitative data showed that in divorced women negative characteristics were rated more as compare to other characteristics. A sample of 140 participant (Men = 70, Women = 70) were participated in second phase. In this phase 46 responses were given to the participants. An independent sample t-test was conducted to compare gender differences on two aspects what happened to divorce women and characteristic of divorce women. Result show that there was significant gender differences are present on consequence in divorced women but there was not significant gender difference on personality characteristics in divorced women.

Keywords: Public Perception, Divorced Women, Content Analysis.

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