Family Structural Pattern and Class Attendance Affecting Primary School Achievement
Keywords:Family structure, class attendance, primary school achievement.
The present study examines the relationships between family structure and class attendance affecting primary school achievement in Bangladesh. In so doing, the study randomly selected 465 students (e.g., class 5) from the Underprivileged Children’s Educational Program in Rajshahi city, Bangladesh. The questionnaire method was used for data collection. Descriptive and correlation techniques were used for data analysis. Descriptive findings revealed that most of the students who came from mother-only families than two-parent families had less class attendance and likely had poor school achievement. The results of Spearman’s rank-order correlation analysis suggested that family structural patterns and class attendance during class five were significantly and positively associated with students’ primary school achievement in Bangladesh. In addition, the mother’s education, occupation, and family size were positively and significantly associated with children’s primary school achievement. The findings of the study may have implications for further research and social policy to improve children’s primary school achievement with changes in family structural patterns and mother’s socioeconomic status in Bangladesh.
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