Level of Awareness of Women Protection Laws among Public and Private University Teachers in Lahore (Pakistan)
Author(s) : Nauman A. Abdullah , Muhammad Asif Malik & Komal Batool
The main purpose of the study was to identify the level of awareness of women protection laws at the workplace among university teachers in Lahore (Pakistan). A descriptive survey research design was employed in this study. The population is comprised of university teachers of public and private sectors in Lahore— a provincial capital of Pakistan. Using stratified random sampling technique, public universities were considered as one stratum and private universities were taken as other. Randomly, 400 male and female teachers were selected, 200 from public universities and 200 from private universities. The researchers developed a close-ended questionnaire for this research and the same was got validated by experts in the field of assessment and research. The reliability of the pilot study calculated through Cronbach Alpha was 0.84. Data were collected ensuring all ethical considerations. The major finding was that university teachers were significantly aware of women protection laws at the workplace, while female teachers considerably more aware than their male counterparts. Inferential statistics resulted in significant differences on demographic variables. Results of the study might be helpful for future policy decisions on the awareness about these laws.
Keywords: women protection laws, awareness, workplace, harassment, university teachers.