Exploring the Challenges, Mindsets and Changes Faced by Women In The Armed Forces of India
Author : Ada Sethi
Pathways World School Aravali, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
This study attempts to explore the challenges, mindsets and changes that women have gone through post training in the Indian Armed forces. It tries to present an outlook on how an individual’s view of the world is transformed, specifically women, after rigorous mental and physical training. Seven interviews were taken to understand the perspective of women in the forces and their approach to life's tribulations. Additionally, the Factorial Validity of the Job Expectations Questionnaire in a Sample of Mexican Workers by Villa-George, Moreno-Jiménez, Rodríguez-Muñoz and Uribe in 2011 scale, was used to measure job satisfaction of the participants. Hence, both qualitative and quantitative data were collected. The study carries interviews and surveys to collect data in order to observe the change that occurs in the mindset of female officers as well as resilience building amidst them. The results based on the interviews were thematically analysed, some of the major themes being mindset formation and support from the system. Furthermore on the basis of the survey it can be seen that women officers were well off and satisfied to certain extents from their job.