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Title: Drug abuse and domestic violence in Uganda:
Other Titles: a case study of Nagongera sub county Tororo district
Authors: Masari, Joachim Emmanuel
Keywords: Drug abuse
Domestic violence
Uganda
Nagongera sub county Tororo district
Issue Date: Sep-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The study intended to examine the relationship between drug abuse and domestic violence in Nagongera Sub County. The study was guided by the following objectives; to establish the causes of drug abuse in Nagongera; to identify efforts to curb drug abuse and domestic violence in Nagongera; to establish the effects of drug abuse in Nagongera Sub County. The study took a period of two months, from May to July 2017, due to the limitation of resources for a longer period in the field obtaining data plus the whole work required for the dissertation to be completed. The study adopted a descriptive study design from which results were tabulated and analyzed to reflect reality. The target population was the members of the community and community leaders in Nagongera. The sample size was determined using the Cochran’s equation and selected using simple random sampling. Both Interview and questionnaire methods were used for collecting data from respondents. Quantitative data was analyzed with the help of tables showing various statistics like frequencies, means and percentages which helped to draw phenomenon. Data was analyzed with the help of Microsoft office word, Microsoft office excel and SPSS. The study found that Culture, unemployment and frustration brought about by family problems like sicknesses are the leading causes of drug abuse in Nagongera. Need for continuous education of the communities by government through various stakeholders was cited as one of the efforts to reduce drug abuse in Nagongera Sub county, Tororo district, Drug abuse leads to domestic violence but it is clear that drug abuse is mainly a risk factor than a cause of domestic violence. Looking at the relationship between drug abuse and domestic violence, it is clear that drug abuse is more likely to result to domestic violence than domestic violence would result into drug abuse. There is need to increase the enforcement of the available laws regulating drug use, rehabilitation facilities need to be increased. Government, through other stakeholders needs to effectively sensitize the community in Nagongera and in Uganda as a whole on the dangers of drug abuse and domestic violence. Further research is needed to determine whether the use of illicit drugs actually promotes violent behavior, is employed as a culturally sanctioned justification.
Description: A Dissertation Submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Bachelor’s Degree of Public Administration of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/6858
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