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Political Participation Leading to Life Satisfaction Among Rural Women


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Life satisfaction is a measure of well being and may be assessed in terms of mood, satisfaction with relations with others, with achieved goals, self concepts and self perceived ability to cope with daily life. It can reflect experiences that have affected a person in a positive way. The Aim of the study is to find out the effects of political participation and non participation on life satisfaction of rural women. The sample consisted of 50 rural women who have are active in politics and 50 rural women who are non-active in politics. The age of the participants ranged from 40 to 50 years. Two scales used to assess the objective are:The Satisfaction with life scale (SWLS) and Panas Scale. On life satisfaction scale it was found rural women who are active in politics are more satisfied in their life as compared to the rural women who are non-active in politics. It was also found that politically active women reported high on positive affect and low on negative affect as compared to women who are politically non-active.

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Rural Women, Political Participation, Life Satisfaction.
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Poonam Vats
Department of Psychology, Mata Sundri College for Women, University of Delhi, Delhi, India

Abstract


Life satisfaction is a measure of well being and may be assessed in terms of mood, satisfaction with relations with others, with achieved goals, self concepts and self perceived ability to cope with daily life. It can reflect experiences that have affected a person in a positive way. The Aim of the study is to find out the effects of political participation and non participation on life satisfaction of rural women. The sample consisted of 50 rural women who have are active in politics and 50 rural women who are non-active in politics. The age of the participants ranged from 40 to 50 years. Two scales used to assess the objective are:The Satisfaction with life scale (SWLS) and Panas Scale. On life satisfaction scale it was found rural women who are active in politics are more satisfied in their life as compared to the rural women who are non-active in politics. It was also found that politically active women reported high on positive affect and low on negative affect as compared to women who are politically non-active.

Keywords


Rural Women, Political Participation, Life Satisfaction.