A STUDY OF PRE-MARITAL SEX OF WORKING WOMEN AND ITS IMPACT ON THEIR FAMILY LIFE IN ZAMBIAN SOCIETY.
The aim of the study is to analyze the status of premarital sexual affairs in the working places and its effect of their life with reference to working married and unmarried women in Zambia.
The pre-marital sex affairs is analyzed with the dimensions of 1) Nature of occurrence, 2) Perception of premarital sex 3) Economic impact in the family 4)Involvement of family members and 5)Practice of premarital sex. This study describes in personal, familial and environmental issues. The study employed a qualitative approach, the purpose being to gather data relevant to the topic. The samples of 50 working married and unmarried women (mean age = 26.9 years) from the different work places of Lusaka province, Zambia having pre- marital affairs participated in the study.
Results revealed varying patterns of life and some adverse effect and positive effect with reference to their pre-marital affairs. Finally appropriate results were drawn with some suggestions to overcome the problems of women who had premarital sex experience in their life.
Pre-marital sex, Working women, Remarriage and Divorce.