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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 14 2022 | None
The Role of Family Background in Shaping Educational Outcomes: An Empirical Analysis of High School Girls from Rural Areas of Kashmir
Sumreena Mukhtar; Dr. Archana Mendiratta
Pages: 3222-3228
Abstract
This study analyzes how family background factors, including parental support, parental education, parental occupation, annual family income, and family size, influence the educational outcomes of high school girls in rural areas of the Ganderbal district in Kashmir. Employing an ex-post facto analysis, the researcher gathered primary data from a sample of 120 high school girls enrolled in six rural high schools within the Ganderbal district of Kashmir. This data was collected through the administration of a custom-made questionnaire. The gathered data was subjected to statistical analysis using the SPSS software, utilizing both descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) and inferential techniques (chi-square test). The empirical analysis revealed that the educational outcomes of high school girls are significantly affected by parental education, parental support, and annual family income. However, parental occupation and family size were found to have no substantial influence on their educational outcomes. The findings suggest that parents should diversify their income sources to ensure adequate financial support for their daughter's education. Additionally, parents should actively motivate their daughters to excel academically. By addressing these factors and promoting greater awareness of the importance of girls' education, we can work towards a more equitable and prosperous future for the girls of rural Kashmir and, by extension, similar communities around the world.
Keywords
Family Background, Educational Outcomes, High School Education, Girl’s Education, Rural Education.
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