Effect of Divorce on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students’ in Ilorin Metropolis

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ABSTRACT

         The study investigated the influence of divorce on the academic performance of secondary school students in Ilorin Metropolis. It also compared students’ responses by sex, age and religions.

         Data were collected from 200 selected students through influence of Divorce on students’ performance Questionnaire (IDSPQ). It also obtained students results in promotion examinations to senior secondary school in English Language. Data collected were analysed using frequency counts, percentage and t-test.

         The results indicated that students schooling were negatively influenced. It further showed that significant differences were observed on the basis of sex and religions. However, no significant difference was found on the basis of age group.

         In view of the findings, it was recommended that marital counselling should be established to assist couples experiencing instability and guidance and counselling should be established in schools to educate them on the need for compatibility in marriage and to help children from that family cope with school situations.   

          

 

 

 

 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CONTENTS                                                        PAGE

TITLE PAGE                                                                  i       

APPROVAL PAGE                                                          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                                              5

Purpose of the Study                                                    6      

General Question                                                          7

Research Questions                                                      7

Research Hypotheses                                                    8

Significance of the Study                                              9

Delimitation and Scope of the Study                             10

Definition of Terms Operational                                    10

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Concept of Divorce                                                        12

Cause of Divorce                                                           14

Effect of Marital Instability and Divorce                        35

Solution to Marital Instability and Divorce                   42

Appraisal of the Literature Reviewed                            43

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD

Research Design                                                           45

Population of the Study                                                45

Sample and Sampling Techniques                                46

Instrumentation                                                            46

Validity of the Instrument                                             47    

Reliability of the Instrument                                         48

Method of Data Collection                                             48

Method of Data Analysis                                               49    

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS AND DISCUSSION

Results                                                                          50    

Hypotheses Testing                                                       52

Discussion of Findings                                                  54    

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND

  RECOMMENDATIONS

Summary                                                                      56

Conclusion                                                                   57

Implication of the study                                               58    

Recommendations                                                        59

Limitations of the Study                                               61   

Suggestions for further Studies                                   61

References                                                                    62    

Appendix                                                                      64                                       

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APA

Frontiers, E. & Dupe, Z (2021). Effect of Divorce on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students’ in Ilorin Metropolis. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-divorce-on-academic-performance-of-secondary-school-students-in-ilorin-metropolis

MLA 8th

Frontiers, Edu, and ZUBAIR Dupe "Effect of Divorce on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students’ in Ilorin Metropolis" Afribary. Afribary, 25 Dec. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-divorce-on-academic-performance-of-secondary-school-students-in-ilorin-metropolis. Accessed 03 Jul. 2022.

MLA7

Frontiers, Edu, and ZUBAIR Dupe . "Effect of Divorce on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students’ in Ilorin Metropolis". Afribary, Afribary, 25 Dec. 2021. Web. 03 Jul. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-divorce-on-academic-performance-of-secondary-school-students-in-ilorin-metropolis >.

Chicago

Frontiers, Edu and Dupe, ZUBAIR . "Effect of Divorce on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students’ in Ilorin Metropolis" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 03, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/effect-of-divorce-on-academic-performance-of-secondary-school-students-in-ilorin-metropolis