This research work was carried out in order to find out the effect of broken
homes on the academic performance of a child. Some social and academic maladjustment,
which are likely to affect a child’s performance in school, were identified,
coupled with three hypotheses to test and proven them. The instrument used in
the collection of data was questionnaires which consisted of twenty (20)
question sub headed under four sections. Parents in Iguelahia community area of
Edo state was selected and a total number of 50 parents were used which formed
representative and sample for the study. The statistics methods used in the
analysis of the data was simple percentages. It was discovered that children
from broken homes perform badly than children from stable and happy homes.
Furthermore, the findings proved that children from monogamous homes perform
better in schools than their counterparts from polygamous homes. The study
proffered suggestions to alleviate the identified problems.
Table of content
Table of content
Statement of problems
Aims of study
Significance of study
Limitation of study
Definition of terms
Population and sample
Method of data collection
Method of data analysis
Data presentation and analysis
Man exist in society where education is one of the important process in the
transmission of knowledge, skills, ideas and values in order for them to become
useful to themselves and the society. It is accepted that a child’s background
has a powerful effects on the life.
An African maxim says that “a child who is cared for, loved and who is aware
that his parents are interested in him and his academic performance will strive
to work hard so as to please his parent based on the aforementioned the time
after school would be judiciously spent in diligent study and doing some
assignments and home work instead of loitering or playing with friends.
The study shows that there are many factors, which affects a child’s academic
performance in school, such as the cultural and economic environment in which
the child is nurtured. Examples are sex (gender), ethnicity and religious
STATEMENT of problem
The importance of education cannot be over emphasized. The problems in this
research are that education has a tremendous impact on ones life. Therefore,
the home is the primary source of education for a child. Every child has he or
her own home background. The study digs into how the home background affect he
students academic performance.
AIMS OF STUDY
The purpose of this is to investigate into the home background and students
academic performance with comparative studies on whether children from broken
home perform well academically.
The following hypothesis will be tested.
Broken marriage has become an every day occurrence in the society.
There is a correlation between the child’s/parents relationship and the
students performance in school.
Most children are being brought up by single parents rather than both parents.
SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY
Education is of vital importance to the individual as well as to the nation.
Therefore the home background of a child dictates the progress of an individual
in a learning situation.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
young person from birth to the age of full physical development; a boy or girl
Broken homes: A home where the marriage is unstable and has become a
Academic performance: The scores an individual obtain in a class test or
examination based on his learning experience in school.
is the legal union of a man and woman to become husband and wife
Adolescent: A young person in the process of developing from a child
into an adult i.e. roughly between the age of 13 and 17.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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