IMPACT Model of Women’s Empowerment

Aryan Gholipour, Ashraf Rahimian, Azam Mirzamani, Mona Zehtabi


Empowerment as delegation of power to someone has been a mechanism to increase personal and work life quality of woman in recent decades. Higher education and occupation are effective instrument to empowerment of women but culture role can't be denied in this relation. Social norms can directly or indirectly limite women empowerment. In this article the role of higher education and occupation in psychological empowerment of women in Tehran has been quested.

Current research is a descriptive-practical research. Education and occupation were independent variable and empowerment was dependent variable. Random sampling was used and 600 questionare was completed by women in Tehran city. To determine validity of scale we took advantages of construct validity and factor anaysis. The reliability index of Chronbakh was 0.8945 and spearman correlation and structural equations model was used for statistical analysis.

Results of research indicate that higher education and organizational occupation determine the level of to empowerment for women in Tehran.

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International Business Research  ISSN 1913-9004 (Print), ISSN 1913-9012 (Online)

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