Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/2920
Title: Academic Performance of Children Living With Single Parents in Mwingi Central, Mwingi District Kenya
Authors: Joel, Ndegwa Njuche
Keywords: Academic Performance of Children Living With Single Parents
Mwingi District Kenya
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University, school of education
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate the academic performance of children living with single parents in Mwingi Central, Mwingi District Kenya. Specific Objectives of the study were: (1) To investigate the relationship between children living with single parents and poor performance, (2) Investigate the relationship between children living with single parents and emotional stress, (3) Investigate the relationship between children living with single parents and dropping out of school and (4) Investigate the relationship between children living with single parents and delinquent behavior. The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the teachers and focus group discussions with the parents. The findings revealed that children from single parent families were likely to drop out of school, perform poorly in school, have emotional stress and involve in delinquent behaviors. The study recommended: that: The government and policy makers should take into consideration the problems of children living with single parents. The single parents should also be counseled on social needs of their children so that their academic work will not suffer at school. Children and their parents should be counseled together to help both the child and the parent
Description: A Research Report Presented To The Institute Of Open And Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirement For The Award Of Bachelor Of Education In Early childhood And Primary Education Of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/2920
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Education

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