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Factors contributing to school dropout among the girls: a review of literature

Karim, A.H.M Zehadul and Shahidul, S. M. (2015) Factors contributing to school dropout among the girls: a review of literature. European Journal of Research and Reflection in Educational Sciences, 3 (2). pp. 25-36. ISSN 2056-5852

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Though a lot of research have been concerned with school dropout issue for both girls and boys, dropout pattern significantly differs by the gender of the students. This paper clarifies the factors that contribute to the increasing dropout rate of children, particularly among girls by making a detailed review of available literature. Most past reviews on the school dropout issue have been carried out regardless of the gender of the students. A few of the studies in this context have been done on girls' dropout outcome based on particular regions and cultures of the world. In this paper, we identify the factors and illustrate a conceptual model for girls' dropout from school. We demonstrate that though some factors can cause an increase in the dropout rate regardless of the gender of students, these factors mainly contribute to an increase in the dropout rate particularly for female students. In our conceptual model we try to illustrate how a range of particular factors can affect students' educational outcome which consequently produce dropout among girls in schools in general. And finally, we provide a few recommendations which policy planners may adopt in reducing girls' dropout from schools.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6372/43530
Uncontrolled Keywords: School dropout, girls' education, educational inequality.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A.H.M. Zehadul Karim
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 15:34
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2016 09:27
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43530

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