Tribal Parents’ Attitude Towards Higher Education of Girls in Relation to Levels of Education and Their Socioeconomic Status in West Bengal
Keywords:higher education, tribes, socio-economic development, education, West Bengal, tribal communities
The study focuses on the attitude of parents from tribal communities in West Bengal towards their daughters’ higher education, in terms of levels of education and socioeconomic status. The level of education is low among scheduled tribes of India due to a lack of education awareness. The aim of this study is to examine the attitude of tribal parents towards the higher education of their daughters in relation to levels of education. The study is based on quantitative data. The primary data was acquired from 400 parents, through a random sampling technique, from specific tribal areas in West Bengal. The socioeconomic status of the parents is determined by three indicators including gender dimension, educational status, and geographical (rural and urban) location. The attitude of tribal parents is associated with the psychological behavior of tribal communities because the cultural practices of the communities determine their socio-economic status.