To Study the Perceptions of Working Women of Public Universities of Sindh with Reference to their Environment
Women comprise more than half population of Pakistan but their role in labour market and socio economic development is not praise worthy. They often face many problems and obstacles when they come out of their homes. The research aims to find out the perceptions of women of public universities of Sindh with special reference to work place and environment. A sample of 644 working women was selected randomly from public universities. The data were collected through survey method and questionnaire instruments. Statistical technique t-test was used for item analysis and testing of major hypotheses. It was found that jobs had raised the social status of women. However, the job opportunities for women were not equal to men. In the same way, working women were not satisfied with workplace and work environment. Consequently, the performance of women was affected. The workplace and work environment were not appropriate for women. There was lack of provision of the basic facilities and women felt insecure at their workplace. The male and female workers were not treated alike. The working women were not given respect equal to their male counterparts. The male bosses, rather than to cooperate, harassed the working women. The male colleagues did cooperate with working women and the male subordinates did not respect their female bosses. The working women faced problems more than their male counterparts. They preferred female bosses and colleagues. They felt more secure under female bosses than male bosses at workplace. The female bosses were more cooperative and there was no question of harassment and disrespect. The research recommendations are presented at the end of the paper.