Psychological impact of matrimonial rejection; A study on mental well-being of females

  • Yusra Saleem Advance educational Institute & Research Centre (AEIRC)
  • Mariyam Asim Advance educational Institute & Research Centre (AEIRC)
  • Sadaf Ahmed Advance educational Institute & Research Centre (AEIRC). University of Karachi
  • Shamoon Noushad Advance educational Institute & Research Centre (AEIRC). Dadabhouy Institute of Higher Education (DIHE)
Keywords: Matrimonial Rejection, Psychological aspects, feminine health, well-being, mental health

Abstract

Background: Women deserves the essence of being made aware of the idea that they are much-needed, vital humans before respect and recognition and not perfunctory beings to be displayed like vegetables in a Market. The culture of imposing will and setting a threshold for a girl’s ‘marriageable age’ is brutal. And so is the trend of making a girl exhibit herself before strangers who could throw any piece of unbound judgments about the physical and social appearance of the girl without having to offer any compunction. The aim of our study was to explore the psychological impact of matrimonial showcasing on the mental health of women.

Methodology: An observational study was conducted through a structured questionnaire that inquired the subject’s demographic details and the psychological and emotional adverse impacts of matrimonial display was also monitored. Data was collected from 100 females from diverse age groups and occupational statuses. All unmarried females were included in the study while married were excluded. The collected data was then analyzed using SPSS version 22. All quantitative variables were summarized as mean, standard deviation (SD) while frequency and percentages were given for qualitative variables.  

Results: Results suggested that a high ratio of females think that these matrimonial services are used as a business and felt disrespectful because of such rejections which were made on the basis of complexion, height, weight, cast, and financial instability.

Conclusion: Our results indicate two major aspects related to mental health of these girls, one is direct impact of this every other day showcasing that is leading such girls to range of behavioral difficulties and second is the collective concern about the effect of these annoyances in the girl’s social living that can be an essential factor of overall development of unconstructive societal impact.

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Published
2018-12-15