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Title: Assessing the effects of domestic violence on academic performance in selected primary schools in Ssembabule District:
Other Titles: Case Study Ssembabule Church Of Uganda Primary School
Authors: Nabasumba, Juliet
Keywords: Domestic violence
Academic performance
Primary schools
Issue Date: Sep-2010
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: Domestic abuse or rather commonly known as domestic violence is best defined by Markwitz (2000) to mean a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship such as marriage, dating, family, friends or cohabitation. It broadly includes spousal abuse, child abuse, or intimate partner violence. Asking any Ugandan from any corner of the country and they will tell · you they have experienced, seen or been victims of any of the forms advanced by Markwitz. What is preposterous is that the impasse is on the increase affecting families, communities, including children. Children as this study has revealed do not only suffer from physical, emotional, psychological but affects their studies and grossly messing their academic grades. It is against this back ground that the researcher set out to assess the extent of the effect. The specific objectives were, to establish the effects of domestic violence on academic performance, to ascertain the relationship between domestic violence and academic performance, to identify avenues established by authorities to remedy the state of affairs and to identify possible solutions to the problem. The findings of this study are appalling; members of the community seem to have accepted domestic violence as a way of life for mainly married couples. Because of this people can not tell whether most of the fights and squabbles that happen in homes actually amount to domestic violence. Members of the community hence never report such cases to authorities or can , even testify in Court when called upon. In effect children miss school, or at best those who can persist end up failing examinations, not because they are dense but because they are psychologically unbalanced and lack concentration at school. The researcher ends with recommendation to both NGO heads, Ministries of Education, Information and to Cultural heads to harness efforts and save the situation.
Description: A Dissertation presented to the institute of distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a diploma in guidance & Counselling of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Diploma In Counselling and Guidance

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