Consequences Of Child Abuse On Students Academic Performance As Perceived By Secondary School Teachers In Ilorin Metropolis

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ABSTRACT

         This study investigated the consequences of child abuse on students’ academic performance as perceived by secondary school teachers in some selected secondary schools in Ilorin metropolis. A total of two hundred teachers (200) were randomly selected from the secondary schools. The instrument used for the study is questionnaire which is designed for teachers in each selected secondary schools. Two hundred copies of the questionnaire were distributed to the respondents. Statistical methods which include, t-test and analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used for the analysis of the data collected. Results of the study revealed that consequences of child abuse on students’ academic performance as perceived by teachers ranges from psychological to mental, emotional and physical, it also has negative effect on students academic performance which has adverse effect on the human capital development of the country. In the light of the research findings, conclusions were drowned and relevant recommendations were made.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page                                                                       i       

Approval                                                                        ii

Dedication                                                                     iii

Acknowledgement                                                           iv

Abstract                                                                        vi     

Table of Contents                                                           vii

List of Tables                                                                  x

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study                                                1

Statement of the Problem                                               10

Research Questions                                                       12

Research Hypotheses                                                     13

Purpose of the Study                                                       14

Significance of the Study                                                14    

Operational Definitions of Terms                                    15

Scope of the Study                                                         16

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Introduction                                                                   17

Who is a Child?                                                              18

Student Academic Performance as affect by Child

Abuse in Nigeria                                                            20

What is Child Abuse?                                                     26

Forms of Child Abuse                                                     27

Indicators for Identifying Victims of Child Abuse             42

Effects of Child Abuse on Academic Performance            50

Effect of Abuse on Sexuality                                           51

Summary of the Review of Related Literature                  53

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY

Introduction                                                                   55

Research Design                                                             55 Population of the Study                                                  56

Sample and Sampling Procedure                                    56

Instrumentation                                                             57

Psychometric Properties of the Instrument                      58

Validity                                                                          58    

Reliability                                                                       58

Procedure for Data Collection                                         59

Method of Data Analysis                                                 60

Scoring Procedure                                                          60

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS

Introduction                                                           61

Demographic Data                                                         61

Hypotheses Testing                                                        69

Summary of Findings                                                     74

CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION AND

RECOMMENDATIONS

Introduction                                                                   76    

Discussion                                                                     77

Conclusion                                                                     88

Counselling Implication                                                  90

Recommendations                                                         92

Suggestions for Further Studies                                     95

References                                                                     96

Appendix                                                                        99

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APA

Frontiers, E. & Bimpe, L (2021). Consequences Of Child Abuse On Students Academic Performance As Perceived By Secondary School Teachers In Ilorin Metropolis. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/consequences-of-child-abuse-on-students-academic-performance-as-perceived-by-secondary-school-teachers-in-ilorin-metropolis

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and LAWAL Bimpe "Consequences Of Child Abuse On Students Academic Performance As Perceived By Secondary School Teachers In Ilorin Metropolis" Afribary. Afribary, 17 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/consequences-of-child-abuse-on-students-academic-performance-as-perceived-by-secondary-school-teachers-in-ilorin-metropolis. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and LAWAL Bimpe . "Consequences Of Child Abuse On Students Academic Performance As Perceived By Secondary School Teachers In Ilorin Metropolis". Afribary, Afribary, 17 Dec. 2021. Web. 24 Jan. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/consequences-of-child-abuse-on-students-academic-performance-as-perceived-by-secondary-school-teachers-in-ilorin-metropolis >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and Bimpe, LAWAL . "Consequences Of Child Abuse On Students Academic Performance As Perceived By Secondary School Teachers In Ilorin Metropolis" Afribary (2021). Accessed January 24, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/consequences-of-child-abuse-on-students-academic-performance-as-perceived-by-secondary-school-teachers-in-ilorin-metropolis