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Title: School Violence and Girl Child Academic Performance in Primary Schools of Suba West, Migori County, Kenya
Authors: Grace, Akinyi Abongo
Keywords: School Violence
Girl Child Performance
Issue Date: Aug-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Education, Open and Distance and E-learning
Abstract: This study was conducted to find out relationship between school violence and girl child academic performance in primary schools of suba west, Migori County, Kenya. The central research Objectives were; “To determine the profile of the respondents in terms of;i) age, gender, marital status and level of education, ii) establishing the varying forms of violence in school, iii) establishing the level of academic performance on girl child iv) establishing the relationship between school violence and girl child academic performance and v) suggest measures that should be undertaken in an attempt to address violence in schools in Suba West, Migori County, Kenya”. A total of 103 respondents which involved male and female respondents. The study followed a paradigm of non-experimental descriptive research which was a cross sectional survey research design. Simple statistical methods of data analysis were used i.e. frequency analysis, percentages and a paired sample t test for comparing the means of the respondents’ opinion that were scaled on a five-point Likert scale and the level of academic performance of the girl child. The findings of this study revealed that school violence does exist and has a significant effect on the academic performance of girls. However, corporal punishments was ranked the highest that a big effect on the academic performance of girls in schools, as a way forward study recommended; recommended extra co-curricular activities; the school is the main institution outside the family that has access to the pupil population for long periods of time and teacher training is extensive and of high quality; Staff training for program-specific activities on violence prevention is needed.
Description: A Thesis Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Master of Education
Appears in Collections:Masters of Education - Main and Ishaka Campus

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