The study of attitudes is useful to understand the behaviors of human beings and society because our action is dependent on our thought and our thought is dependent on our attitude. In some societies, a woman's value was measured in her ability to bear children, and raising children became the focus of many women's lives. Gradually, there came a shift in attitude where women were viewed as an integralpart of the workforce and began to gain equality with men. Women have gained substantial respect in the workforce and increased participation in education in the last decades of the 20th century. With the progress of civilization, many things have got changed. Now women are comingforward in every walk of the life. But here comes the questions: what is the attitude of the society towards women? Has it got changed according to the certain variables such as area, gender, age, category, educational qualification and occupation? This paper is a quest to find out the answers of these knobby questions.
The study was conducted in the Taluka of Patan by survey method and the sample of 352 people was selected by multi-stage sampling method. A self made five point rating scale having 35 items was used as a tool. The chi - square test, sigma score and't' test were used to analyze the data. The general trends of the attitude towards women are also decided. From the present study, it is clear that we need to develop more positive trends of attitude towards women. That is required to achieve among the people of female members of the society. The class of open category as well as the people who are having the educational qualifications up to graduation is also needed to be taken care to develop positive attitude towards women. * Authorfor correspondence
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