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| Published: September 25, 2015

Physical Activity, Marital Adjustment and Healthiness in Working Women

Urvashi Singh

Assistant Professor, Draunacharya College, Gurgaon Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shalini Singh

Professor, Deptt. of Psychology, M.D.U., Rohtak Google Scholar More about the auther

, Rajnee Sharma

Lecturer in Psychology, G.G.H.S. Untlodha, Jhajjar Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.083/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.083

ABSTRACT

Movement of energy is essential for a person’s functioning. Physical activity is any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles those results in energy expenditure. It is believed that regular moderate physical activity provides substantial health benefits. Physical exercise, a specific form of physical activity is associated with desired outcomes of fitness, adaptation, healthiness and balance in marital life etc. Taking this perspective in mind, the present study was an attempt to make a comparative analysis of marital adjustment and healthiness in working women and home makers. A total sample of 100 women (n=50 working women, n=50 homemakers), belonging to an age group of 30-35 years, working in private organizations were selected from Rohtak, Gurgaon and Sonipat districts of Haryana. All working women were gym goers while homemakers were performing only chores. Marital Adjustment Questionnaire (1985) and Leddy Healthiness Scale (1996) were used to measure the above variables. Results revealed very amazing findings that homemakers had better marital adjustment than working women who were actively engrossed in their work setups and going to gym as well. But the working women segment exhibited high healthiness than control group. The need of an hour suggests engaging in some moderate physical work out rather than excessive or zeroing level.

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Urvashi Singh @ shalinisinghpsy@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.083/20150204

DOI: 10.25215/0204.083

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 4, July-September, 2015

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