Sociocultural Status and Verbal Behavior between Muslim and Santal Couples in Bangladesh

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Published: 2022-03-12

Page: 56-67

Md. Emaj Uddin *

Department of Social Work, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh.

Md. Awal Kabir

Department of Social Work, Pabna University of Science and Technology, Pabna, Bangladesh.

Sharmin Akter

The Institute of Education and Research, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi-6205, Bangladesh.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Verbal behaviors are socioculturally constructed across the societies. Purpose of the study was to examine and compare relations between family sociocultural status and verbal behavior between Muslim and Santal couples in Bangladesh. In so doing, 70 couples from the Muslim and 30 couples from the Santal community were randomly selected from the village Kalna, situated in the Tanore Upazila of Rajshahi district, Bangladesh. Data were collected, using questionnaire method with interview technique. The collected data were analyzed whether family sociocultural status influenced verbal behavior between Muslim and Santal couples, using independent sample t-test and Pearson’s bivariate correlation technique. The findings revealed that the Santal couples were more talkative, aggressive, and socially communicative than the Muslim couples in rural Bangladesh. These verbal behaviors were socioculturally different between the Muslim and Santal couples in Bangladesh. The findings may have implications in future research. 

Keywords: Family socio-cultural status, verbal behavior, muslim & santal couples, cross-cultural comparison, Bangladesh

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Uddin, M. E., Kabir, M. A., & Akter, S. (2022). Sociocultural Status and Verbal Behavior between Muslim and Santal Couples in Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Sociological Research, 5(1), 56–67. Retrieved from


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