Bahar, P. (1998). Social and Economical Survey of Female Teachers (With Special Reference to Indore District). Unpublished. Ph.D., Sociology of Education. Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya.
The objectives of study were: (1) To study responsibility of female teachers towards their family and their day-to-day work apart from teaching. (2) To study the socio-economic status of female teachers. (3) To study the family life related problems like upbringing of children, social and educational issues. (4) To compare social and economical problems of female teachers with other working women.
For study 300 female teachers and 100 working in different profession were selected by lottery method.
The data were collected with the help of questionnaire developed by the investigator.
This study was descriptive in nature.
The percentages were computed.
The findings of study were: (1) The husband of most of the information provider female were either graduate or post-graduate and up to 71% were in government job and 17% were in private job. Their monthly income ranged from Rupees 1000-9000 per month. Urban area was the dominant of 94% sample. (2) Each and every teacher had some means of entertainment and 21.67% teachers had special interest in teaching students. (3) 44.25 % of sample’s children had education up to graduation level and 27.50% up to higher secondary level, and 12.75% up to post graduation level. (4) 72% female teachers were helped by their husband for upbringing of children. (5) 70.67% sample selected teaching as their hobby. (6) 75% sample had equal rights as male in their family. (7) Most of the female teachers obtained cooperation of their parents during adverse situation. (8) According to most of female teachers in present education system lack of morality and need change. (9) According to 71.25% female teachers, the medium of instruction should be Hindi and it should be provided to girls. (10) In comparison to other occupation, female teachers had less power to take decision according to situations but tendency of not paying respect to daughter in-law was found to be more in teachers. (11) Most of teachers were found to be present on their duties at the decided time. (12) 53% teachers accepted teaching of other subjects than their own and according to 89.94% teachers it was appropriate. (13) According to 72% teachers extra time teaching is necessary for favorable result and 100% teachers found obstacles while teaching. (14) Most of the teachers got negative reaction from principal when the result was not good, and rest of teachers had favourable reactions from parents and administrative officers. (15) Female teachers had more maternity leave than females in other occupation. (16) The behavior of senior officers with teachers was good than other faculty. (17) 7.75% of teachers were hindered during their work.
Keyword(s): Social and Economical Survey, Female Teachers