The Impact of Boarding Schools on The Psycho-Social Adjustment of Students, A Case Study of Selected Secondary Schools in Kapchorwa District

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Kampala International University, School of Education, Open and Distance and E-learning
This study looks at the impact of boarding schools on the impact of boarding schools on psycho social adjustment of students, a case study of selected secondary schools in Kapchorwa district. The study was aimed at identifying the challenges students face during their time of study while residing in the schools’ premises, and how these challenges affect their psycho social adjustments both in class and outside class. The study further suggested amicable solutions for the challenges found out during the field study. To achieve the objectives of this study, the researcher used descriptive method approach which involved the survey of students in the selected secondary schools and questionnaires were also administered in this as forms of data collections. The study revealed that bullying of students especially the new corners was the major challenge in boarding schools. In addition, the struggle for acceptance stress and the need for adjustment were also found out as challenges that students face during the study. Nevertheless, there were cases where others experienced improvement in their academic performance due to ample time that they enjoy while residing in school premises under teachers’ supervision. Also, respondents shared ideas, discussed and participated in answering the questions among themselves on this topic. The study recommended the strict supervision and of the students such that they can all live in harmony and respect for one another at school, this was because there were different students from different cultures and religions with different values thus creating need for close supervision and control to create a better learning environment for all students.
A Research Report Submitted to the Faculty of Education Open and Distance E- Learning in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Award of a Bachelor of Arts with Education of Kampala International University.
Boarding Schools, Students, Kapchorwa District, Secondary Schools, Psycho-Social Adjustment