A Building Brighter Tomorrows: Unleashing the Power of Maternal Education to Transform Children's Socio-Psychological Development in Malakand Division, Pakistan


  • Umar Daraz University of Malakand/Department of Sociology
  • Zakir Hussain Department of Social Work, University of Malakand
  • Jahan Ul Mulk GPG Jahazeb College, Swat


Educated Mother , Children Social Development , Psychological Development , Gender Balanced Socialization , Women's Empowerment


This research investigates the pivotal role of educated mothers in the socio-psychological development of children in Malakand Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Emphasizing the multifaceted impact of maternal education on decision-making, family well-being, and children's needs, the study addresses a specific gap in understanding within this unique context. The study employed a cross-sectional research design, selecting 700 participants across seven districts with the help of a stratified random sampling technique. The research utilizes both descriptive and inferential statistics with the assistance of SPSS version 20. Findings reveal a significant positive impact of maternal education on children's socio-psychological well-being, with additional exploration of gender dynamics. The study consistently supports a strong association between maternal education and positive child outcomes, reinforced by graphical representations and regression analyses. The comprehensive insights contribute to understanding the intricate connections between maternal education and children's development. Policy implications advocate for investment in women's education, awareness programs, and support systems for educated mothers. The integration of gender-balanced socialization principles into early childhood education curricula is recommended for long-term societal equity, aiming to empower women and foster positive outcomes for mothers and children in Malakand Division.


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Daraz, U., Hussain, Z., & Ul Mulk, J. . (2024). A Building Brighter Tomorrows: Unleashing the Power of Maternal Education to Transform Children’s Socio-Psychological Development in Malakand Division, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 24(1), 253–273. Retrieved from https://socialsciencejournals.pjgs-ws.com/index.php/PJGS/article/view/734