Empowerment of Women in Self Help Groups with Emphasis on Goa and Karnataka
Faye Xavier Colaco1, Gopinathan N.2

1Faye Xavier Colac, Assistant Professor, Sri Sri Institute of Management Studies, (Goa), India.
2Gopinathan N., Associate Professor, VIT Business School, VIT University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 25 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 August 2019 | PP: 1440-1446 | Volume-8 Issue-2S3 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B12660782S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1266.0782S319
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Abstract: Women are integral to a country’s society as well as its human resource capital. If given equal opportunity as its male counterpart, women with their capabilities will help lead to immense overall development. Women empowerment is seen as a means for women to have control over their lives and make their own choices and decisions to their benefit. Women empowerment has therefore been found to be the key towards development of countries. In this paper, an attempt is made to compare the influence of four dimensions namely Materials change, Cognitive change, Perceptual change and Related change on overall empowerment of women and the comparison between two states namely Goa and Karnataka. Theoretical sampling was used in this study. at total of 263 samples were collected through a survey which was administered to SHG members, group interviews and observation. Measurement Model is used to access the reliability which is termed as the Internal consistency as per Smart PLS literature and validity as per Hair et al. (2014). Validity of the Instrument is accessed through Convergent validity and Discriminant validity. Also, a multigroup analysis is made on the overall model based on two groups namely Goa and Karnataka.
Keywords: Empowerment, Women, SHG’s, Goa, Karnataka, Members.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences