Gender Differences In ‘Child’s Dislike For Schooling And Studies’ As A Cause Of School Dropout In Sindh, Pakistan

Authors

  • Dr Naima Tabassum Associate Professor in the Area Study Centre for Far East and South East Asia, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan
  • Ms Huma Tabassum Assistant Professor in the Government Girls Degree College, Latifabad No. 8, Hyderabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v21i1.530

Keywords:

Gender, School Dropout, Child’s Dislike, Schooling, Studies, Sindh

Abstract

This research study explores the child’s dislike for school and studies as a potential cause for school dropout in Sindh. The paper focuses on the gender-based differences among male and female school dropout children of Sindh about their personal dislike for school and studies being the self-reported reason for their school dropout. The survey with the help of a closed-ended questionnaire was done with male and female school dropout children from various districts across Sindh. A three-item scale developed on 5 point Likert scale response categories is used for the purpose of collecting data on children’s dislike for schooling and studies as the reason for leaving school early. The total number of cases included in this research is 5641 school dropout children from Sindh. It includes 4032 boys and 1609 girls. The data were statistically analyzed and presented in the forms of tables. The results of data analysis show that there is a statistically significant difference among male and female school dropout children on their dislike for schooling and studies as being the reason for their school dropout. The results of the study show that more boys leave school due to their dislike for school and studies as compared to girls in the province of Sindh.

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Published

2021-03-08

How to Cite

Tabassum, N., & Tabassum, H. (2021). Gender Differences In ‘Child’s Dislike For Schooling And Studies’ As A Cause Of School Dropout In Sindh, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 21(1), 77–94. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v21i1.530

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