Alcohol and domestic violence in South Division-Moroto district

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The study aimed at examining the relationship between Alcohol and domestic violence in South Division, Moroto District. The objectives of the study were; to identify the causes of Alcohol consumption in South Division Moroto District, to analyze the forms of domestic violence in South Division Moroto District and to examine the Measures to minimize the use ofAlcoholism in South Division Moroto District. A descriptive research design was adopted in the study to explain Alcohol and domestic violence in south division the total population ofthe study was 45 which was categorized into 13 community leaders, 06 students 13 business men, and 13 religious’ leaders. The study was based on a sample size of40 drawn from a population of 45. The sample size of 40 was sufficient and this was supported by Krejcie, Robert, Morgan, and Daryle (1970) in their work “Determining sample size for Research Activities”, Educational and Psychological Measurement. From the findings 37.5% ofthe respondents confirmed that peer pressure influences were the main cause of Alcoholism in south division, while 20% of the respondents reviled that it was easy to access Alcohol, 12.5% of the respondents said family background and social environment, idleness and frustration and the desire to pass time also causes Alcohol and only 5% of the respondents said social culture factors influences people to take Alcohol among the people in urban areas, in South Division Moroto District. The findings were in agreement with the earlier findings of Gilder, Mayou and Geddes (2005) who observed like the researcher that Peer press~ire influences individuals to abuse Alcohol. It was concluded that, different people may drink for different reasons and at different times as celebration, social aspects in order to relieve tension, shyness, fear and escape from problems/pressures of life, conform to peer groups, feel good, reduce loneliness, to get drunk among other factors. The study recommended a need to increase awareness on Alcohol and give the students, the youth and other stake holders basic facts on what Alcohol are and its effects. There is also need to do a campaign on where to get help if one needs treatment and rehabilitation. Enhanced interventions programs targeting the students who are at risk of Alcohol abuse.
A research report submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies of Kampala International University
Alcohol, Domestic violence, Moroto district