Understanding Satisfaction with the Life (SWL) of Physically Disabled Women of District Lasbela (Baluchistan) in Relation with Selected Demographic Variables

Authors

  • Shumaila Kamal Khan
  • Nabeel Ahmad Zubairi
  • Latifa Mansoor
  • Alia Asmat

Keywords:

Satisfaction with Life, Socioeconomic Status, Education, Physical Disability, Family Structure

Abstract

Present research analyzed the levels of life satisfaction of physically disabled women of district Lasbela Baluchistan with compared to the demographic variables. The level of satisfaction wasmeasured by SWLS (Satisfaction with life scale) Diner et.al., (1985). Demographic variables included age, education, household income, marital status,and family structure. The researcher used quantitative research methodology and purposive and snowball sampling for data collection. It has found that 18.91% women with disabilities were found extremely satisfied with their life.21.62% were satisfied, 21.62% slightly satisfied, 5.40% neutral, 18.91% slightly dissatisfied, 10.81 % Dissatisfied and 2.72% extremely dissatisfied. The Pearson’s correlation resulted significant positive association between age, family structure, education, and household income: age 0.428 P Value 0.008, family structure 0.283 P Value0.08, education 0.06 P value 0.007, household income 0.313 P value 0.09 and insignificant with marital status 0.390 P value 0.71 and head of family 0.021 P value 0.90 respectively. The government must focus of implementation of paying stipend to women with disabilities. Government should expand educational facilities from urban into rural areas of Baluchistan and all other provinces. Moreover, rehabilitation centers for women with disabilities must be developed, to improve professionalism in this minority group.

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Khan, S. K., Zubairi, N. A. ., Mansoor, L. ., & Asmat, A. . (2021). Understanding Satisfaction with the Life (SWL) of Physically Disabled Women of District Lasbela (Baluchistan) in Relation with Selected Demographic Variables. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 41(4), 865-874. Retrieved from http://pjss.bzu.edu.pk/index.php/pjss/article/view/1040