Comparing Subjective Well Being of Fertile and Infertile Women Residing in the Same Family

Rajni Dhingra


The present research is an attempt to compare the subjective well being of fertile and infertile women residing in the same family . Snow-ball sampling technique was used for sample selection. The sample for the study was drawn from the Jammu city of Jammu district of J&K state. Sample consisted of 30 infertile women and 30 fertile women living in the same house. Tools used for the study were interview guide, informal observation and subjective well-being inventory. After analysis, it was found that majority of the respondents both infertile and fertile were in the age group of 26-35 years, had received some formal education, were home makers, got married at the age 21-25 years and had  married for a duration ranging between 5 to 10 years. Most of the respondents were Hindu and rest were Muslim and Sikh. Main reason for childlessness was primary infertility.  According to respondents Motherhood was considered as an important milestone for women as it makes women complete, enhances their status in the family& society, give purpose to life and make life complete. Analysis of subjective well being scale reveals that majority of the respondents felt under the category of ill-being. T Results of t test  showed that there were significant differences between two groups in well being scores. Infertile women scored significantly lower than their normal counterparts

Keywords: Fertile, Infertile, Subjective well being

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