A Comparative Analysis of Maternal Involvement in Education between Mothers of Government and Private School Children of Hyderabad District

Lubna Ahmed Soomro, Dr. Nagina Parveen Soomro, Dr. Muniza Malik, Dr. Shakeela Shah


The present study was carried out to analyze the differences in maternal involvement in education of children between mothers of government and private school children. The study also aimed to examine the differences in the educational background of mothers of public and private school children. Sample of the study was collected through stratified random sampling from mothers of (n=1200) middle school children of government (n=600) and private schools (n=600) of Hyderabad city. The data were collected from the mothers of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Mother referent Parental involvement scale was administered with personal information form. The purpose of conducting the study was to investigate the differences in the involvement of mothers in education of their children at government and private schools. It was also aimed to inquire about the differences in the maternal involvement in studies of children at home and at school. Finding indicated significant differences in maternal involvement of government and private school children's mothers. Mothers of private school children found more involved in the studies of their children as compared to the mothers of government school children. Furthermore, significant relationship was found between level of maternal education and their involvement with the studies of their children. The implications of the study have been discussed in terms of the importance of the role of mother participation in the academics of children at school level and their academic success.

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