Factors Contributing Towards Level Of Satisfaction Among Female Students In Single And Mixed Gender Education: A Comparative Study Of Two Public Universities In District Peshawar

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Javaria Khan , Muhammad Naeem Butt , Parveen Ishaq , Maria Waris , Sana Rahat


The study showcased the satisfaction level of the female students studying in single and mixed gender universities in District Peshawar. For this, two universities namely Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar (SBBWUP) as single gender university and University of Peshawar (UoP) as mixed-gender university were taken as research units. The study was quantitative and explored the satisfaction level and its determinants for female students studying at both the universities. In addition, their satisfaction level was also compared for testing the Null hypothesis that there is no difference in the satisfaction level of female students studying in SBBWUP and UoP. For the purpose of data collection a total of 370 students, 185 each from both the universities was selected by employing stratified random sampling and further by allotting equal-allocation sampling, following the sampling calculator proposed by Grejice and Morgan (1970). Single questionnaire for the respondents of both the universities was administered that was adopted from the work of Neol-Levtiz Students Satisfaction Inventory SSI (1994) developed by Schreiner and Juillerat with assistance from Noel-Levitz. The data was spread on 5 variables following the model of Martirosyan (2015) that include faculty services; academic experiences; students’ support facilities; campus life; and social integration. The resulted elicited that there was no significant difference in the satisfaction level of female students studying in SBBWUP and UoP, which means their level of satisfaction was on the same level of the inventory.  It is recommended that timings of the libraries need to be extended and library groups and activities may be promoted that might interest students. The universities need to focus on creating spaces where students can come together for social integration.

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