Familial processes and Women Empowerment: An Evidence Based Study from district Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan

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Dr. Afzaal Afzal
Dr. Sumera Tul Hasan
Ali Asghar


            Women empowerment is one among the most imperative aspects for intensification of personal, familial, communal and national development. Functions, responsibilities, assertiveness, interpersonal relationships and ability to deal with critical circumstances largely inclined with familial processes. Familial processes provide rudiments and play a central role in devastating women's abilities and capabilities in their lives. Twenty-first century is witnessed the unprecedented changing in adaptability and configuration of women's role throughout the world especially in developing countries like Pakistan. Patriarchal societies with socio-cultural pre-determinants confined the role of women and their empowerment is not homogenous because of various intercepting factors such as traditional values, rituals, affiliations with caste or class system, religious beliefs and economic condition among others. Keeping in consideration the said scenario, an in-depth evaluation is carried out to check the impacts of familial processes on women empowerment. Primary information was obtained through stratified linear systematic quota sampling techniques from women and advanced statistical software’s such as SPSS-21, smartPLS-4 used for data analysis. Findings indicated that women empowerment have significant association with familial processes. The women belongs to supportive familial processes has more confidence, self-esteem, and plays a more productive role for their personal, familial, and social life.

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Dr. Afzaal Afzal, Dr. Sumera Tul Hasan, & Ali Asghar. (2024). Familial processes and Women Empowerment: An Evidence Based Study from district Gujrat, Punjab, Pakistan. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN AND SOCIETY, 4(1), 73-85. Retrieved from https://ijhs.com.pk/index.php/IJHS/article/view/358