Counsellors’ Perception On The Causes Of Divorce And Its Impact On Adolescents In Secondary In Ikere Local Government Area Of Ekiti State

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of the study was meant to investigate counselors’ perception on the cause of divorce and its impact on adolescents in secondary schools in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Descriptive Survey design was used for this study. The design entails the collection and use of data through questionnaire systematically from a given population to describe certain characteristic features of the population. The target population of the study comprised the students in the selected secondary schools in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State. One hundred (100) JSS students were randomly selected with the use of stratified and simple random sampling techniques from ten of the secondary schools in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State. A self- designed instrument was used for the study.  Statistical tools and simple percentage were used to analyse the research work. Based on the findings, it was revealed that parents fight on any matter can lead to divorce. Also, spending nights away from each other after fights can cause divorce among parents. The study ascertained that sharing separate rooms is another cause of divorce. It was also revealed that  divorce happened when parents spend long hours at work and don't have personal discussion but only business talks as parents, It was revealed that failure of parents to care for the provision of school materials has a great impact on the academic performance of the students. It could be concluded that the academic performance of students is greatly affected due to divorce of their parents. It was recommended that Secondary schools should have guidance services with competent counsellors to counsel students from broken homes, child raised by single parent and parents who do not pay adequate attention to their children and wards’ education and those students experiencing challenges in schools. There is need for group counselling and individual counselling in schools where students with challenged homes are counselled. And students should develop positive self-concept in life to assist them in their academic achievement. Parents should be enlightened on the need to stay together as husband and wife to raise a good family. They should persevere and tolerate each other in marriage. Also, the school counselling should not only be concerned with the students personal and academic problems, parents should be given guidance and counselling services to intimate them with the consequences of their steps and action on the performances of their child in school.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page                                                                                                              i                                                                     

Approval Page                                                                                            ii                                                       

Dedication                                                                                                   iii                                                              

Acknowledgement                                                                                                iv                                       

Abstract                                                                                                               vi  

Table of contents                                                                                        viii                                                                    

CHAPTER ONE                                                                                      

Background of the Study                                                                                     1

Statement of the Problem                                                                                     7

Purpose of the Study                                                                                  8

Significance of the Study                                                                                      8

Research Question                                                                                               9

Limitation of the study                                                                               10

Definition of Terms                                                                                    10

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

Introduction                                                                                                11

Parental divorce                                                                                          11

Causes of broken homes                                                                                      13

Causes of poor performance by children from broken homes                    15

Theoretical framework                                                                               19

Family background and students performance                                           20

Possible solution to broken homes.                                                            33

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Research Design                                                                                         37

Population                                                                                                  37

Sample/ sampling procedure                                                                      37

Instrumentation                                                                                          38

Validity of the instrument                                                                          39

Reliability of the instrument                                                                       39

Method of data collection                                                                           39

Method of data analysis                                                                             40

CHAPTER FOUR:

Result and Discussion                                                                                41

CHAPTER FIVE:

Summary                                                                                                    49

Conclusion                                                                                                 50

Recommendations                                                                                                51

REFERENCES                                                                                         53

APPENDIX                                                                                               59

 

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APA

Omobepade, O (2020). Counsellors’ Perception On The Causes Of Divorce And Its Impact On Adolescents In Secondary In Ikere Local Government Area Of Ekiti State. Afribary.com: Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/abosede-blessing-2

MLA 8th

Opeyemi, Omobepade. "Counsellors’ Perception On The Causes Of Divorce And Its Impact On Adolescents In Secondary In Ikere Local Government Area Of Ekiti State" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 05 Oct. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/abosede-blessing-2 . Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

MLA7

Opeyemi, Omobepade. "Counsellors’ Perception On The Causes Of Divorce And Its Impact On Adolescents In Secondary In Ikere Local Government Area Of Ekiti State". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 05 Oct. 2020. Web. 25 Oct. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/abosede-blessing-2 >.

Chicago

Opeyemi, Omobepade. "Counsellors’ Perception On The Causes Of Divorce And Its Impact On Adolescents In Secondary In Ikere Local Government Area Of Ekiti State" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed October 25, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/abosede-blessing-2