Role of Self Help Group in Socio–Psychological Empowerment of Women

Authors : Manvar H.A.; Rajpura, M. R.; Kathiriya J.B.; Kathitiya M.K.

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 7 - July

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The study was conducted in the Rajkot district of Gujarat to analyse the Socio-psychological empowerment of women through self-help groups. A total of 1209 self-help Women from nine tehsil of Rajkot district of Gujarat state, were identified as respondents of the study. An ex post facto research design was used. A total of 10 variables were selected to study the profile of respondents. The findings revealed that the majority of the respondents were young, having studied up to primary and secondary education. The majority of the SHG women were Socio-psychologically empowered in the aspects of increased self-confidence, decision-making, health awareness, and active participation. They were economically empowered in their freedom to spend money on productive purposes and farm and home activities, and the majority of the women in all groups were involved in handicrafts, tailoring, soap making, and pickle preparation.

Keywords : Empowerment, participation, Sociological, Psychological,self-confidence and awareness.


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