Northampton Electronic Collection of Theses and Research

The impact of differing maternal expectations on the academic achievements of primary school children in Urban Bangalore, South: a comparison between boys and girls

Haridarshan, P. (2015) The impact of differing maternal expectations on the academic achievements of primary school children in Urban Bangalore, South: a comparison between boys and girls. Support for Learning. 30(3), pp. 192-204. 0268-2141.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: Education of girls in India lags behind that of boys and several communities in India fare worse than others. Because of their secondary status in the society, Indian girls tend to suffer from low self-esteem. Thus, it is necessary to study the reasons why girls are being discouraged from attending and completing school as well as what are the expectations mothers have from them when compared to their male siblings. Data was collected using structured questionnaires and semi-structured interviews with the participants. Of 15 mothers, 12 completed the questionnaires; of these, five mothers were interviewed, and their data was used to present the findings of a comparative study on the maternal expectations on academic achievements in primary school children residing in Urban Bangalore, South. This study also throws light on some of the peripheral issues that emerge while considering maternal expectations on academic outcomes. The study examines how maternal expectations might differ in the case of boys versus girls.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender, girl’s education, India, inclusion
Subjects: L Education > LA History of education > LA410 Other regions or countries > LA1151 India
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC225 Home and school
L Education > LC Special aspects of Education > LC1401 Women. Girls
Creators: Haridarshan, Pooja
Publisher: Blackwell
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > Centre for Special Needs Education and Research
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities
Date: 29 September 2015
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 192-204
Journal or Publication Title: Support for Learning
Volume: 30
Number: 3
Language: English
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9604.12090
ISSN: 0268-2141
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
References: AGGARWAL, J. C. (1987) Indian Women: Education and Status. New Delhi: Arya Book Depot. BANDOPADHYAY, M. and SUBRAHMANIAN, R. (2010) Gender Equity in Education: A Study of Trends and Factors. Research Monograph No. 18. New Delhi: National University of Education & Planning. BANERJEE, R (2011) Tackling Gender Disparity In Primary and Secondary Education And the Empowerment of Women. [Online at http://www.ifuw.org/seminars/2007/banerjee.pdf]. Accessed 12/5/15. CHAO, R. K. and SUE, S. (1996) Chinese parental influence and their children’s school success: a paradox in the literature on parenting styles. In S. Lau (ed.), Growing Up the Chinese Way: Chinese Child and Adolescent Development, pp. 93–120. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press. CHEN, C. S., LEE, S.Y. and STEVENSON, H. W. (1996) Academic achievement and motivation of Chinese students: A cross-national perspective. In S. Lau (ed.), Growing Up the Chinese Way: Chinese Child and Adolescent Development, pp. 69–91. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press. CHOW, S. and CHU, M. (2007) The Impact of filial piety and parental involvement on academic achievement motivation in Chinese secondary school students. Asian Journal of Counselling, 14, 1&2, 91–124. CROLL, E. J. (2006) From the girl child to girls’ rights. Third World Quarterly, 27, 7, 1285–1297. DHAWAN, N. (2005) Women’s role expectations and identity development in India. Psychology and Developing Societies, 17, 1, 181–92. EISELEN, R., UYS, T. and POTGEITER, N. (2005) Analysing Survey Data using SPSS13: A Workbook. Johannesburg: University of Johannesburg. HAROLD, R. D. and ECCLES, J. S. (1990) Maternal expectations, advice, and provision of opportunities: their relationships to boys’ and girls’ occupational aspirations. In Society for research on Adolescence, Atlanta, March 1990. HUSAIN, Z. and SARKAR, S. (2010) Gender disparities in educational trajectories in India: do girls become more robust at higher levels? Social Indicators Research, 101, 1, 37–56. doi 10.1007/ s11205-010-9633-4. KHALID, U. (2008) Gender Bias in Education: Evidence from Rural India. Bachelor’s dissertation, University of New South Wales. LEWIS, A. M. and LOCKHEED, M. E. (2007) Social exclusion: The emerging challenge in girls’ education. In A. M. Lewis and M. E. Lockheed, Exclusion, Gender and Education, Case studies from the developing world. [Online at http://www.naider.com/upload/lewis-lockheed-chapter1 .pdf]. Accessed 31/07/15. LIN, C.Y. C. and FU, V. R. (1990) Acomparison of child-rearing practices among Chinese, immigrant Chinese, and Caucasian-American parents. Child Development, 61, 2, 429–433. MCGRATH, E. P. and REPETTI, R. L. (2000) Mothers’ and fathers’ attitude toward their children’s academic performance and children’s perceptions their academic competence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 29, 6, 714. MIKKOLA, A. and MILES, C. (2007) Development and Gender Equality: Consequences, Causes, Challenges and Cures. Helsinki Center of Economic Research. [Online at http://ethesis.helsinki.fi/ julkaisut/eri/hecer/disc/159/developm.pdf]. Accessed 31/07/15. MUKHERJEE, S. (2013) Women’s empowerment and gender bias in the birth and survival of girls in urban India. Feminist Economics, 19, 1, 1–28. PARVEEN, A., NUR-UL-AMIN, S. and NAZIR, S. (2013) Comparative study of the academic achievement of 10th class boys and girls studying in different high schools of District Pulwama of (Jammu and Kashmir). Journal of Educational Research and Behavioural Sciences, 2, 2, 20–27. PHILLIPS, S.D. and IMHOFF, A.R. (1997) Women and career development: a decade of research. Annual Review of Psychology, 48, 1, 31–59. RIGHT TO EDUCATION PROJECT (2008) Understanding Education as a Right. [Online at http:// www.right-to-education.org/node/3]. Accessed 31/07/15. ROLAND, A. (1988) In Search of Self in India and Japan. New Jersey: Princeton University. ROOPNARINE, J. L. and HOSSAIN, Z. (1992) Parent-child interactions in urban Indian families in New Delhi: Are they changing? In J. L. Roopnarine and D. B. Carter (eds.), Annual Advances in Applied Developmental Psychology, pp. 1–17. New Jersey: Ablex Publishing Corporation. SINGH, K., SINGH, D. and SUMAN, S. (2009) Socio-cultural barriers in the personal growth of rural adolescent girls. Indian Journal of Social Science Researches, 6, 3, 153–161. SONOWAL, M. (2013) Impact of education in women empowerment: a case study of SC and ST women of Sonitpur District, Assam. IJCAES Special Issue on Basic, Applied & Social Sciences, 3, 1, 27–33. TSUI, M. and RICH, L. (2002) The only child and educational opportunity for girls in urban China. Gender and Society, 16 February, 74–92. WINTERBOTTOM, M., SMITH, S., HIND, S. and HAGGARD, M. (2008) Understanding similarities and differences between parents’ and teachers’ construal of children’s behavior. Educational Studies, 34, 5, 483–510. ZHANG, Y., KAO, G. and HANNUM, E. (2007) Do mothers in rural China practice gender equality in educational aspirations for their children? Gansu Survey of Children and Families Papers, 51, 132–157.
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/7886

Actions (login required)

Edit Item Edit Item