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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017
A Study to Determine the Prevalence of School Dropouts and its Association with Selected Factors among Children of 6-19 Years, Residing in a Rural Community of West Bengal
Abstract: Nursing A voice to lead Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. We nurses has huge role to transform our world in a better way by achieving fourth goal of SDG- through quality education or by reducing school dropout rate. Objectives of this descriptive survey was to identify (i) the prevalence of school dropouts (ii) factors behind school dropout and (iii) its association with selected factors. After getting ethical permission, non probability sampling technique was used to select setting and random sampling technique was used to select sample. Children of 6-19 years was 147 and their 95 parents, who met inclusion criteria were interviewed. Result shows among 14.28 % school dropouts majority are 12-13 years of age. Main reason for school dropouts are distance of school from residence. Chi-square test of association of school dropout with socio economic conditions of the family, school accessibility, childs interest in education and parents views on equal education was found to be highly significant at 0.05 level of significance.
Keywords: School dropouts, Accessibility, Parents views on equal education
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,
Pages: 408 - 410
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