Assessing and Understanding Women Empowerment through Personality Traits

Document Type: Original Research

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Department of Commerce, Fairfield Institute of Management and Technology, New Delhi-110037, India

Abstract

As women represent half of the population of India, Women Empowerment is one of the most focused issues in the present world. We can see easily that in villages as well as in cities women contributing equally, still they are unable to get equal position in society alike man, specifically in the developing countries. Women Empowerment is a widely used but rarely defined word due to its multiplicity and widespread uses. That is the reason why it is a striking area of research. Researcher at various point of time and in different contexts, have highlighted that Income and Education is a well-built factors that is affecting women empowerment. Research highlighted five components i.e. women's sense of self-worth; right to determine choices; right to access to opportunities and resources and right to have live their life in her own way, ability to be a icon of social change, as strong indicator of Women Empowerment. All Such indicators symbolize personality traits like openness to experience and extroversion. Thus the present paper has been framed to analyse women’s empowerment in India on the basis of different personality traits. Based on the finding, various suggestions have been made.

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