Effects of domestic violence on learners' performance in Kolir sub-county, Bukedea district

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Kampala international international: College of Education, open and distance learning
The study examined the effects of domestic violence on learners' performance in Kolir SubCounty, Bukedea district. The sample for the study consisted of 50 respondents randomly drawn from the twelve (12) schools of Kolir Sub-County. Data was collected with a questionnaire and interview guides. The data collected was subjected to statistical analysis using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) method that helped in effective analysis of data. The results indicated among Several causes of domestic violence have been identified and among others include; verbal alteration, financial constraints and school related reasons,socio-economic reasons like family earnings ,polygamy among others .Such causes have affected the performance of learners as domestic violence prevail in families. Government and other stakeholders should work closely to ensure that these children are safeguarded from such causes in order to see them continue with their academics just like any other child in the society, a number of effects have been cited among others include: Negative feelings (withdrawal, learning problems), depression, deviant behaviors, behavioral/emotional disturbance. These effects have either a long or short term effect in learners hence lowering the performance of the learners academically. It was recommended that, the parents should ensure that their children should go school in time and timely payment of tuition and basic needs required from school. They should reduce the tendency of violating the rights of by providing learners with enough scholastic materials to ease the learning as this improves their academic standard s. The law should be seen in action in order to rescue the lives of children who are being abused as that serves like learning ground for the abusers in the society. The political/teachers should play their parts in ensuring the safety of learners both at school and the community. This may result into quality output obtained.
A research report submitted to the college of education, open and distance learning as partial fulfillment of the requirement for the ward of bachelor's degree in primary education of Kampala international university
Education, Domestic violence, Learners' performance, Bukedea district