Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2016

Parents Attitude toward Education among Muslim

Dr. Huma Hilal

Post Doctoral Fellow (UGC), Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.153/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.153


Education is one of the major instruments of social change and it is the force, which brings changes in the traditional outlook of the people, and it develops insight for judging things in their context. It is assume that more the percentage of educated people more will be the rate of development.  As all we say that Education of a girl is like educating a family while educating a boy is merely educating a person. The importance of female education in a society and its spreading to all section of the life is well appreciated and documented to solve existing and emerging problems of the society. There is ample evidence that children from better educated parents more often go to school and tend to drop out less (UNESCO, 2010). Parents who have reached a certain educational level might want their children to achieve at least that level (Breen & Goldthorpe, 1997). For educational enrolment of girls, education of the mother might be especially important (Emerson & Portela Souza, 2007; Shu, 2004; Kambhampati & Pal, 2001; Fuller, Singer and Keiley, 1995). Mothers who have succeeded in completing a certain level of education have experienced its value and know that it is within the reach of girls to complete that level.
The present research was aimed at assessing attitude of parents toward education among Muslim.  Sample consists of 100; in which 50 male respondents and 50 female respondents were participated in the present research. Parents’ attitude was measured through Questionnaire consisting 23 items which is developed by Patnaik & Samal (2012). The respondents were required to indicate their agreement or disagreement with each of the statements about children’s education in a four-point Likert type scale, where 1 denotes strong disagreement and 4 denotes strong agreement. Mean scores were calculated separately for male and female respondents and high socio economic status and low socio economic status samples. The t test was used to examine the significance of difference between male and female respondents as well as high socio economic status and low socio economic status with regard to their attitude towards children’s education. The findings showed that the overall attitude of the respondents was moderately favourable and positive towards education of their children. This result was discussed in the light of existing findings and with other demographic variable i.e. education of the parents, income of the parents and number of children.
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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016