What supports Females in Higher Education Progression? A Pakistani Public University Context

Authors

  • Muhammad Amin Department of Education, University of Education
  • Muhammad Islam Department of Education IER, University of Punjab
  • Humera Amin Department of Education, University of Education

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v20i1.39

Keywords:

Females’ Progression, Higher Education, Public University Context

Abstract

The paper is focused on exploring the factors that support females’ progression in higher education. The mixed methods approach is taken to conduct the research, consequently the study falls in pragmatic paradigm. The structured questionnaire is used to collect quantitative data from 200 university female students, and semi-structured interview protocol is used to generate qualitative data from 15 female students of the same university. Descriptive statistics (frequency and percentage) has been used to analyse quantitative data, whereas content analysis has been used to analyse qualitative data. The data highlight that literate parents, global trend of females’ acquisition of higher education, media, availability of jobs and scholarships are supportive factors in females’ progression in higher education. An interesting finding revealed from the data is that ‘Islamic Perspective’ of education is also considered as encouraging factor; generally in Pakistani societal context, especially in remote areas, people use ‘Islamic Perspective’ in a distorted way to restrict their girls from getting higher education.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Islam, Department of Education IER, University of Punjab

Assistant Professor in Education, IER, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

Ph.D, University of Leeds, England, UK.

Humera Amin, Department of Education, University of Education

Lecturer in Education, University of Education, Lahore, Multan Campus, Bosan Road Multan.

M.A. Applied Linguistics, University of Leicester, England, UK.

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Published

2020-03-08

How to Cite

Amin, M., Islam, M., & Amin, H. (2020). What supports Females in Higher Education Progression? A Pakistani Public University Context. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 20(1), 89–106. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v20i1.39

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