International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Family Etiology of School Dropouts: A Psychosocial Study
Prof. Pratibha J. Mishra, Abdul Azeez EP

Family is the most influential agent among the different social factors that significantly influences the growth and development of any child. The family environment, economic status, socio-educational status of parents influences the different milestones of child development. Education is an important dimension of child’s development and it’s an important driving force in the process of socialization and the molding of personality. Creating an environment to have quality education is a moral responsibility of family and society as it’s a crucial factor for empowerment and socio-economic development too. But unfortunately in India and many other developing countries a large number of children’s are out of school before completing their primary and secondary education. Those countries have high rates of school dropouts significantly losses an elevated sustainable human resources. The present study is an analysis of family factors that contributes to the school dropouts. The study is conducted among the school dropped outs of Bilaspur city of Chhattisgarh. A total of 21 students and their families were assessed through structured in-depth interview; additional information was collected from the school authorities. The result shows that familial factors are significantly correlated with the school dropouts and these family factors have correlated the socio-economic aspects.

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