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THE EFFECT OF BROKEN HOMES ON PUPILS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS

THE EFFECT OF BROKEN HOMES ON PUPILS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SELECTED PRIMARY SCHOOLS
ABSTRACT
          The research examined the effect of broken homes on the academic performance of pupils in all primary school in Moba Local Gvoernment; two hundred pupils were involved from different school in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State.
          The instrument used for data collection was student questionnaire and teacher’s questionnaire as well as the individual academic performance of the pupils involved. From the result, it was found out that ;
-         Broken homes affect pupils academic performance
-         Broken homes affect academic performance of pupils in primary schools
-         Broken homes cause pupils to have emotional disturbance
-         Attitude of child from broken homes affect academic performance in primary school
-         Broken homes affect pupils from doing their homes work always
Thus, both parents should make all effort to stay together in order to help their children achieve higher academically. This is because no matter how little, broken home always have adverse effect on the children form such homes especially in their academic performance.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page                                                                                          
Approval page                                                                                 
Dedication                                                                                      
Acknowledgement                                                                                  
Abstract                                                                                           
List of tables                                                                                    
Table of content                                                                               

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
-                     Background to the Study                                                               
                     State of the problem                                                               
-                     Research question                                                                 
                     Purpose of the study                                                              
                     Significance of the study                                                       
                     Limitation of the study                                                          
-                     Definition of the terms                                                         
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
-                     Academic performance in relation to some factors
of broken homes on emotional disequilibrium                      
                     Broken homes as it affect the adolescents school attendance
                     Gender and home environment of the child as they
influence academic performance                                           
                     Broken homes and educational mal-practices                       
                     Broken home as it affects the financial position of
children from such home                                                       
                     The effect of broken home on the child                                
                     Broken home and moral discipline                                       
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD
-                     Population of the Study                                                       
                     Sample and Sampling Techniques                                        
                     Research Instrument                                                             
                     Reliability of the Instrument                                                 
                     Validity of Instrument                                                           
                     Data Analysis                                                                        
CHAPTER FOUR: ANALYSIS OF DATA AND RESULT
-                     Results and Discussion                                                        
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY CONCLUSION
AND RECOMMENDATION
-                     Summary                                                                              
                     Conclusion                                                                             
                     Recommendation                                                                   
REFERENCES                                                                      
APPENDIX                                                                           
CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
Background to the study
          An important and most publicized aspect of broken home is the effect it has on children after a marriage has been dissolved; the children as well as the couple suffer its consequences.
          Cultural customs influence divorce so too does personality, for example when women see themselves primarily as wives and mothers and subordinates their needs to those of their families divorce is less likely. But on the other hand, when woman focus on their potential for growth and achievement, tolerance or unhappiness drops, and divorce rate rises.
          The child who lives with one of his parents is deprived of many things and the level of his former standard of living will fall if the child lives with another family he or she may not feel at home often.
          When parents remain in a distressing marriage, there is evidence of reduced parenting ability and problems in children. Adolescents experience felling of increase inability and stress, conflicting loyalties, anger and worries about their parents and their own future.
          Therefore, this study is out of examine the effects of broken home on the child’s academic achievement.

Statement of the problem
          Many research findings have established the fact that 50% of adolescents are from broken homes.  In the present socio-economic situation, many parents have little or no time for their children.  Hence, the way a child is brought up by his parents will have a tremendous impact on his academic performance.
          This has manifested itself in the poor performance of pupils in the primary school leaving examinations.
          Thorndike (2000), in his law of mental act, said that lack of mental set brings set back in learning. This implies that adolescent would find it difficult to learn if there is any unresolved problems that is troubling them. Also many children that possess ability cannot succeed because they believe that they have disabilities which cannot be overcome.
          It is also observed that children from distrusted families tend to have lower socio-economic and educational attainment and also higher rate of instability in their marriage. This study is therefore geared towards examining the effect of broken homes on the child’s learning outcome.
Research question
The following research questions were formulated to guide the study;
a.                 Does broken homes affect pupils academic performance?
b.                 Does the child from broken homes has regular attendance in the school?
c.                  Does pupils from broken homes has emotional disturbance?
d.                 Does attitude of child from broken homes has regular at attendance in the school?
e.                  Does pupils from broken home always doing their home work?

Purpose of the study
          The study intended to examine the effects of broken homes on the academic performance of pupils in some selected primary schools.
          This study is to examine whether there is any significant difference in the academic performance of pupils from broken homes and those from stable homes.

Significance of the study
          This study is an attempt to help both parents’ teachers, and the students in particular to observe if there is any relationship between parental separation and academic performance of the pupils in the primary schools.
          The study is intended to let the readers know and be aware of the damage a broken homes of family can do o the child academic performance.
          Also the main purpose of study parent child verses the home factors interactions is to generate and about what types of children result from broken homes atmosphere.

Limitation of the study
          The study is limited to the impacts of broken homes on academic performance. All other areas of human activities are not covered because of time constrains.
It is only the study of four primary school in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State.

Definition of terms
[1]     SEPARATION: - This exist when a man and his wife cease to live together. Separation could be by accident or by death. It could be legal or through mutual consent of the parties may be custodian of the children.
[2]     Adolescence: - Adolescence is a Latin word meaning to grow into maturity. It refers to the transitory period or stage the individual inevitable passes through in his growth from childhood to adulthood.
[3]     Broken Homes: - This refers to material disorganization or break up of love and understanding leading to a strained relationship between a hither to happily married couple. The marriage will be dissolved formally resulting in separation.
[4]     Emotion: Is an effective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hatred or the like is experienced distinguished from the cognitive and conditional state of consciousness.