Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Socio-economic condition and emotional violence against working women living in Guwahati city of Assam
Author(s): Smita Sharma
Abstract: Women occupy a prominent position in the society. The study focuses to find out the level of emotional violence in relation to level of education, income and type of occupation of working women living in Guwahati city of Assam. For the present study, descriptive research and purposive sampling technique is used. The sample consists of 80 married working women with in the age group of 27-35 years of age living Guwahati city of Assam. The tools used in the study are Self- constructed Questionnaire for studying the Socio- Economic condition of working women and Emotional Violence Scale (Against Women) by Dr. S. K. Bawa and Mrs. Sumanpreet Kaur. The result of the study shows that the women suffer from emotional violence both in the family and workplace. Inspite of having a high socio economic condition (considering the education, income and occupation) they undergo emotional violence in its various forms. Thus it provides spaces for further study to find out why women undergo emotional violence inspite of becoming independent? Is socio economic condition not one of the factors leading to women empowerment? If not, than how empowerment can be achieved?.