Married and Unmarried Female Students of M.Ed with Reference to their Self-efficacy, Classroom Adjustment and Achievement | P 65-72

Razi faraz khan Govt MLB Arts and Commerce College, Gwalior, MP Uzma Alam Kendriya Vidhyalaya Ambha , District Morena MP


A century ago, it was widely believed that higher education for women would lead to
brain fever, sterility and even death; suggesting that they could not cope with studies
at that level. It is largely believed that once they are married and in their husband’s
house, they have no need for more education and can cope with whatever form or type
of education they had before marriage. Equal educational opportunity at all levels is one
aspect of the Millennium Development Goals that one cannot lose sight of if women
are to be truly empowered. At this juncture, it becomes not only necessary to take a
look at the participation of married women in higher education, but also to look at how
those studying is achieving academically. The aim of this study is to understand and
explain the academic performance and self -efficacy level and felt problems of married
and unmarried female M.Ed. students. Therefore, this research seeks to understand
that, is there any difference between married and unmarried female students with
regards to their performance, experiences, self -efficacy social competence, classroom
adjustment, support level and felt problems. For the above purpose the researcher
randomly selected 40 female students, 20 married and 20 unmarried. Data was collected
through questioner, Interview and Education records for that investigator used selfefficacy scale (SES-sans) developed by Dr. Arun Kumar Singh and Dr. Shuruti Narain,
Classroom Adjustment scale for married and unmarried female students of M.Ed. and
interview schedule to understand the felt problem support and satisfaction level of
female students. The result was calculated by using independent t-test. The finding of
the study provides with the evidence that there is no significance difference between
the unmarried and married female student’s achievement self-efficacy and classroom
adjustment. Although married women face a little more challenges and shows high
level of satisfaction in regards to their academic performance with whatever little time
they get to study. The study revealed that the respondents encountered various types
of challenges as they combined education with home responsibilities.
Keywords: Self Efficacy, Achievement, Adjustment, Social Competence, Marriage.

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