Domestic violence and academic performance of learners in selected secondary schools of Kakuuto Sub County, Rakai District

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Kampala International University.College of Humanities and social science
he purpose of the study was to examine the impact of domestic violence on academic performance of learners. The study was guided by three specific objectives which include; i)to Find out the types of domestic violence and the possible causes ,ii) Find out the effects of domestic violence on the school academic performance pupils within area and iii) Suggest way of eliminating or reducing the occurrence of domestic violence. The study employed a descriptive correlation design that used both interview guide and questionnaires and a sample size of 80 respondents out of 100 was used in that study. From the findings, the study revealed that 37.5 percent agreed that economic stress was commonly the cause of domestic violence in Kakuuto sub county, Rakai district while 31.25 percent said it was jealousy as the common cause of domestic violence in Kakuuto sub county, Rakai district, 18.75 percent reported competition, yet 12.5 percent of the rest were in favor of pornography as the common cause of domestic violence in Kakuuto sub county, Rakai district. The study recommends that owing to the widespread prevalence of various forms of domestic violence in the Kakuuto sub county, different education sector stakeholders should address domestic violence as a social vice in order to improve academic performance and school participation of children coming from the slum areas. Research is needed that advances the current understanding of the prevalence and effects of childhood exposure to domestic violence, and the impact of resilience and risk factors, so that policymakers and practitioners can design interventions sufficient to address the size, nature, and complexity of the problem.
Dissertation submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of bachelors degree in Counseling and Guidance of Kampala International University
Domestic, Violence, Academic performance, Learners