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Vol. 10, Special Issue 8 (2021)

A study on parental perceptions and attitudes towards empowerment of tribal adolescent girls

Author(s):
M Sandhya Rani, M Sarada Devi, P Sreedevi, R Neela Rani and A Meena
Abstract:
Parents play an important role in the development of adolescent girl’s identity in the family and society. Adolescence is an ideal phase of life for reshaping gender roles and restoring a sense of empowerment. Empowerment is defined as the capacity to gain power and control over one's decisions and resources that affect one's life (Shah, 2011) [2]. Perceptions and attitudes of the parents influence the empowerment status of adolescent. The aim of the present study was to know the parental perceptions and attitudes of empowerment among tribal adolescent girls in Adilabad and Komaram Bheem district of Telangana state. The size of the sample was 160 parents of tribal adolescent’s girls in the age range of 17-21 years were selected using purposive random sampling method. Self-developed parental perceptions and attitudes on empowerment open-ended check list is used and results of the study revealed that nearly eighty per cent of the parents found in lower category. Hence, there is a great need to enhance their empowerment through intervention programmes.
Pages: 884-886  |  311 Views  82 Downloads
How to cite this article:
M Sandhya Rani, M Sarada Devi, P Sreedevi, R Neela Rani and A Meena. A study on parental perceptions and attitudes towards empowerment of tribal adolescent girls. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(8S): 884-886.

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