The Challenges of Undergraduate Married Female Students in Higher Education: A case study of Takhar University

Challenges, Female Married, Undergraduate Students, Higher Education


  • Abdul Qawi Noori
    Faculty of Language and Literature, Takhar University, Taloqan, Afghanistan
  • Sayeed Naqibullah Orfan Faculty of Language and Literature, Takhar University, Taloqan, Afghanistan
June 30, 2021


The study aimed at investigating the challenges of undergraduate married female students in higher education of Afghanistan. It also explored whether the participants’ demographic variables such as class, age and residential areas had any effect on their responses. The study employed a quantitative research design. A survey questionnaire with 29 items was used to collect the data from 100 purposefully selected respondents at Takhar University. The population of the study was undergraduate married female students who were majoring in different fields at Takhar University. 117 copies of questionnaires were administered to the respondents and only 100 useable ones were returned to the researchers. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 25.0) was used in analyzing the data. The study found that Afghan married female students faced different problems during their studies at the university and the challenges had a significant effect on them. It also revealed that there were statistically significant differences in the responses of the students by their class, age and residential areas. The study suggests that educational leaders should develop counselling programs at the universities to tackle the challenges of married female students and involve various stakeholders to improve their achievement.