The purpose of this study is to find out the study of problems
associated with the extended family system in Nigeria. Inc carrying out the
study questionnaires was designed and administered to both the students and
staff (academic and non-academic) in College of Education Ekiadolor-Benin. The
data collected were analyzed and interpreted; it was observed that adoption,
inability to meet family demands, unfaithfulness on the apart of the partners
and amongst others is the major problems associated with the extended family
system in Nigeria. In the light of the findings, recommendations were proffered
in the hope that if carefully considered and implemented by concerned
individuals and government orientation and programmes they would help in
reducing the problems associated with the extended family system in
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of study
Significance of the study
Scope and delimitation of study
Definition of terms
Analysis and interpretation of data
Discussion of finding
Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
an institution established by God in the beginning of the world (Gen. 1 vs 27)
marriage is an agreement between two people normally of opposite sex to live,
work, bear, and bring up children together throughout their life time. (Gen 2
vs 24) marriage demands maturity so that partners can best develop their full
sense of togetherness, belonging, responsibility and interdependence. (Matt. 19
vs 5-6, Matt 10 vs 7-9).
extended family household as a cultural idea has been distinguished in the
majority of documented human history in order words the extended family is also
known as consequent family (polygamous family). This means whereby one man can
marry as many wives as he can cater for e.g. Muslim religion. The problem
of extended family ties spread both risks and benefits. Extended family groups
often form corporations of individuals who function in concert as a single
social and economic unit.
is therefore designed to examine people’s attitudes towards the problems of the
extended family in Nigeria.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
-The inability to meet family demands.
-Deviant behavioural traits in children
-Unfaithfulness on the part of the partners (man
-There will be supportive individuals in your
family might not understand why you were choosing to bring someone else child
into your home.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
-Identify the problem of extended family
-Identify the effects of problems of the extended
-Identify the various reasons that leads to the
problem of the extended family
-Identify the possible solutions to the problems
of the extended family.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
of the problem associated with the extended family are:
-If someone in your extended family chooses not
to accept that child, you have the freedom to separate yourself from that
person it actually becomes your responsibility to do so if being around that
person will not put your children in emotional danger.
-If you allow other opinion to influence your
decision you may make a mistake in not following through with the adoption
-Adoption is a very loving sacrifice.
-Defined extended family
-What are their type of docents
-What are the problems associated with the
extended family system
-What are the limitations and delimitations of
extended family system?
-What are the risks and benefits of the extended
SCOPE AND DELIMITATION OF THE STUDY
-Adoption is a very loving sacrifice; it shows
that family does not have to be biological to benefit from love for one another.
-Things can change overtime and often once the
extended family member understands that you can provide a good home for the
child they may change their mind.
-The final decision on any adoption should not be
left up to anyone outside your home. If you allow other opinions to influence
your decisions you may make a mistake in not following through with the
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Extended Family: This comprises members of the nuclear family and
the relatives of wives or wife and husband, which include uncles, nephews,
nieces, cousins, grandparents etc.
Descent systems: Extended family ties that reach across households
provide important social and economic advantages in terms of shared labour,
socialization of children, and support for the elderly.
Extended family groups: This often form corporations of
individuals who function in concert as a single social and economic unit.
Problems of extended family: namely Extended family ties spread
both risks and benefits. Importance especially in setting with scarce
resources. The problems of extended family system are:
-Inability to meet family demands
-Unfaithfulness on the part of the partners
-Deviant behavioural traits in children
-Religious fanaticism (unreasoning enthusiasm
between the partners).
-One traditional example is in contemporary
hunter-gather societies, where resources are often uncertain, and individuals
have minimal success in obtaining these resources. In these settings, highly
elaborate rules, based on concepts of extended family, often govern the
distribution of food and other resources. In this way, the success of an
individual benefits the group.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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