This study was carried out in order to find out the role of social
welfare services on broken homes in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state.
The idea of this investigation is to expose the form of social welfare
services in the Local Government, the utilization of the available services and
the awareness of the people on the available social welfare service in the
Local Government. A total of one hundred (100) staffs made up of 50 Junior and
50 senior staffs in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State were used for the
study. Questionnaires was the
instrument used to collect data, the research instrument used for collecting the
data were subjected to both reliability and validity test before it was
administered to the staffs From the
anaylsis it was discovered that:
1. The utilization of the
service is on the average, lack of awareness and ignorance on the part of some
people limit the maximum use of the social welfare service.
2. Facilities of the social
welfare service were not adequate
3. Lack of love and impatient
on the part of couples are major source of
TABLE OF CONTENT
CHAPTER ONE: BACKGROUND OF THE
Statement of problem
Significant of the study
Scope of the study
Definitions of terms
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
Definition of social welfare
Purpose of social welfare
Social welfare administration
Causes of broken homes
Problems of social welfare
CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY
Sample and samplings techniques
Instrument for the data
Validity of the instrument
Reliability of the instrument
Administration of the
Method of Analysis
Testing the hypothesis
Discussion and findings
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY,
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Social welfare service are wide and they include a variety of public and
voluntary services such as education, health, community development, social
insurance, housing and other services directed to the disadvantaged group i.e.
the neglected, the dependent children, the physical hand capped, the deprived
for reasons of politics religious practices like those that tend confine women
to an everlasting life of privacy, those who due to the restriction placed on
their ways and are denied the opportunity of getting educated and thereby
growing up into adult literates and financially need.
According to plant . R.(1982): Social welfare services are required for the
improvement in the society effort to attain the objectives of higher levels of
social justices, social security, freedom and better quality of life as right
of each individual social welfare services could therefore be define as
the services designed to improved a lot of individual family ,groups and local
communities to enable them cope effectively with the social problems affecting
the constantly or rapidly changing society .the above definition was published
by the ministry of home affairs and information in 1971.
Social welfare services were
popularized by the British (colonial masters) immediately after the Second
World War they could not finance any developmental projects where there was
global economic recession vany longer.
According to Darie B C (1988): stated that in many loses, the causes of broken
home are linked to unnecessary family interference, the set of children (female
or male) mostly were male children are particularly preferred because of
emphasis on succession. Where female children dominate in marriage, less
attention are given to those children are sending them to school or paying of
school fees and provision of material or school requirement are problem.
According to Paul J II (1996) says that another factors that can lead to broken
home is polygamy where the man marries more than one which lead to having many
children. The first wife to be neglected due to unhealthy rivary from
other women and lack of love from their spouse ,pack out of such homes
undermining the consequences on their children.
In broken homes, children hardly related well with their parents, this can
affect them emotionally and psychologically. Broken homes or pre-mature
separation if allowed to persist for a long time it can lead girls to grow up
anxious and neurotic, while boys can be bullies and delinquent. This is why
social welfare services are needed so as to ease family relations problems and
such family problem like broken home.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
In the society today, issue of broken homes have becomes controversial and this
constitute a social problem. My strong emphasis is on Oredo Local Government
Area of Edo State.
Majority of the people are mainly illiterates, this situation constitute a
problem that harbor some element of superstitions. Some men believe that once
their wives or wife can not give birth to male child, the next thing is to look
for another wife not knowing that the fact is the male that determines the sex
of a child and not the female.
Also in a family where we have polygamy in operation, the husband tend to show
more love to one wife not minding what the reaction of the other wife or wives
would be, this action brings separation among family and can cause broken home.
Some people are suspicious of the services rendered by the social welfare
agents and they see no reason why such people should interfere in their family
Some are not willing to co-operate at all because they felt that social welfare
services are a mere waste ones time.
In course of this study we shall consider the role of social welfare services
on broken homes.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
This study was conducted to educate the people on the roles of social welfare
services on broken home
In Oredo Local Government Area
of Edo State little has been done on the role social welfare services on broken
homes, it is important therefore that more of such studies be carried out, this
will enable the people to see how broken homes can be restored back.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This Study is limited to one (100) staff made up of 50 junior and 50 senior
staff in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
It is assumed that the questionnaires are set properly and answered correctly
and that the students responded positively.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
I will like to use this
opportunity to define the following word in order to avoid any misunderstanding
and for clarity.
1. Social Welfare
3. Social Welfare Service
4. Broken home
5. Home background
1. Social welfare: This is
defined as an act of attention directed to training, education, up keeping and
enlightening of the men and women that is, human resources on whom the
continuous development of any country depend.
2. Service: It can be defined
as the purposively designed activities rendered to specific group, target
population or individual to improve or develop their skill attitude and
knowledge not only their work but also in their daily living.
3. Social welfare service:
These can be defined as the services rendered to individuals families groups
and communities to enable them to cope effectively in work daily living and
with social problems in their changing societies.
4. Home background: This is the
family scene and circumstances from which an individual relates with and
function in relation to the higher society
5. Polygamy: It is a system of
having more than one wife or husband at a time.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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