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Research Paper | Education Management | India | Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018
The Impact of Parents Socio-Economic Status on Attitude towards Education - A Study of SC/ST Families of Uttarakhand
Abstract: The socio-economic status of parents has deep impact on the approach they opt for education and career of their children education. These approaches can be optimistic or pessimistic with respect to provisions like education, Parents participation and support in school activities. Many researches on parental attitude towards children education tend to focus on socio-economic status of the parents and highlighted parents attitude towards education is mainly influenced by their socio-economic status. Therefore, the present paper aims to examine whether the parents, today, display a positive and great state of mind towards their childrens education as a consequence of expanding consciousness of estimations of education through Government attempts and activities. Therefore, this work is a humble endeavor to investigate the impact of parents socio-economic status on parents attitude towards education and trace the strength of their socio-economic status and its influence in inspiring the child to achieve academic success. Further, this paper also intended to explore the socio-economic status of scheduled caste and scheduled tribe families. Keeping in view the research objectives and hypotheses descriptive survey method has been used further, attitude towards education of SC/ST families has been considered as dependent variable and socio-economic status has been considered as independent variables. A Sample of 454 scheduled castes and 136 scheduled tribes families was selected through quota sampling techniques from uttarakhand state of India. Socio-economic status scale developed by Bharadwaj 2001 was used to measure socio-economic status of scheduled families. Measure of central tendency and dispersion like mean and percentages was used to measure socio-economic status of SC/ST further, two way ANOVA has been used to find out difference between scheduled families and socio-economic status of SC/ST. the result pertaining to socio-economic status of SC/ST demonstrated that majority of SC/ST families reported low socio-economic status. The results pertaining to impact of socio-economic status on attitude towards education indicated that SC/ST families exhibit similar attitude towards education of their children also, the low socio-economic status families and upper low socio-economic status families have shown similar attitude towards education. Also, the socio-economic status and scheduled families together has no remarkable influence on attitude towards education among scheduled families. in other words socio-economic status have no remarkable impact on parents attitude towards education. In the light of conclusion drawn for the study it is suggested that scheduled families are found to be low socio-economic status. Thus, in order to improve the socio-economic status of scheduled families government should introduce schemes specifically for them to ensure better employment opportunities and income generation plans.
Keywords: Socio-Economic Status, Attitude Towards Education, Uttarakhand, SC/ST Families
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 4, April 2018,
Pages: 12 - 16
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