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Evaluating the Role Performance of Elected Women Members in Panchayati Raj Institution

Anuradha Ranjan Kumari and Neeraj Singh


The present study was an effort to know the extent of Role performance of elected women Panchayat members in Panchayati Raj Institution. A total 75 women representative ’s were randomly selected from Pusa & Kalyanpur Block of Samastipur district in Bihar. In which 40 villages were selected from the two selected block. A schedule was used to collect the data by personal interview method. In order to determine the condition governing the extent of role performance of elected women member the data were subjected to frequency, percentage, multiple correlation, regression and Path analysis. Role performance was taken as dependent variable. The findings revealed that maximum member of elected women members of Gram Panchayats (78.64%) could perform only a little if their position was seen in totality and against the responsibilities. The association of role performance with interaction style, participation, empowerment, family education and family income was positive and highly significant at 1 per cent level of probability. The partial regression coefficients are highly significant in case of interaction style and personal education. There was substantial direct effect of participation, family education, family income, House type, Social linkage, marital status, family type and age.

Keyword: Role performance, village Panchayat, elected women, Panchayati Raj Institution.

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