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DESOLATION OF STRESS IN WOMEN: CAUSES WHICH TRANSFORM STRESS INTO EXTREMISM AND VIOLENCE

 

1Prof. Dr. Anjum Bano Kazimi, 2Ms Amatul Zehra.Kazimi

1IQRA University, Karachi,Pakistan Pakistan, E-mail:anjum.bano@iuk.edu.pk
2University of Karachi, Pakistan, E-mail:amatulzehrak@gmail.com

 

Abstract

According to the medical term, stress is a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and brings a person to a point of "fight or flight" response, which is a complex reaction of neurologic and endocrinology system. In common terminology, stress is a pressure or a feeling that people have when they are overloaded and struggling to cope with internal or external demands. Resisting or tolerating stress by a person depends on his or her building blocks, those are family, culture, religion, social environment as well as personal strength. Stress bearing power increases with positive support of these factors. But how much a person can absorb, tolerate, and convert stress into positive vibes has certain limits. In eastern culture, it is expected that a girl or woman should exhibit extreme tolerance under every circumstances. These expectations sometimes bring them to a point where their tolerance was exhausted or burst and brought them to a point of violence or terrorism, destruction to herself and to the society. According to Lee K, Lee HK, Kim S.H(2017), people can go to any extreme, they can kill others, or bring destruction to the society, culture, traditions, norms, and morals. How and when do people touch that level especially women? How can these situations be avoided, controlled or modified? How to keep stress under control Is the topic of this research. A qualitative strategy was used to explore how stress is managed, through a deductive method, the data were collected through purposive sampling from the population of five strata of different categories, academics, psychologists, sociologists, criminologists and housewives, to collect in-depth information. From fifteen respondent’s data was collected and recorded through unstructured two hours' interview questions, analyses of the responses were done through coding and developing themes. Results reveal that the expectations of the people around, social norms, lack of personal strength, discouragement and taking for granted behavior, lack of communication and fear of losing respect and relationship by women are important factors which bring stress to its height. It is suggested that keeping dependable friends, securing economic independence, developing good communication skills, religious practices, identifying one’s own de-stressors, securing and establishing a support network, and prioritizing skills can help in controlling the outburst of stress and any move towards violence and terrorism.

Keywords: Stress. violence. terrorism.de- stressors. coping strategies


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18769/ijasos.616041

IJASOS International e-Journal of Advances in Social Sciences, Peer-reviewed international Academic Journal, ISSN: 2411-183X

Vol. VI, ISSUE:16; April 2020

Publication date: 30.04.2020