Effects of Single Parenting on the Growth and Development of a Child

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ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION: The well-being of any society is the aggregate of the well-being of the individual families that make up the society. So, the home is a quintessential factor that makes up the psychological, social, and emotional growth and development. In a happy family, a child knows that his father and mother will care for him when he gets sick. He knows that he can go to his mother or father with the problem of his young life and get advice and support, no matter how trouble filled the outside world may be. The growth and development of every child is relatively determined by the pattern of family or home such child comes from. This research project was carried out in order to elicit information about the perception of the society on the effects of single parenting on the growth and development of a child in selected local government areas in Ibadan.

METHODOLOGY: The research design used was a non experimental and descriptive research design with 100 respondents chosen by convenient sampling method. The target population  were parents in the selected local governments which includes; Ibadan North and Ibadan North West local government areas. Data collected were analyzed through the use of tables, pie charts, bar charts, frequency simple and mean percentage. Relevant literatures were sought and reviewed, questionnaires was used to gather relevant information for the study. 

RESULT: From the study, it was deduced that 85% of the respondents have poor perception about the effects of single parenting on a child’s growth and development. It is clear that single parenting is not an easy task as this study has shown.

CONCLUSION/RECOMMENDATION: In conclusion, majority of the respondents have poor perception about the effects of single parenting on the growth and development of a child. Based on the analysis, it was recommended that midwives should provide good family life education for her clients, good sex education for teenagers; also midwives should serve as advocate against early marriage. 

KEY WORDS: Single parenting, growth, development, effect, child, society, early marriage, teenagers, perception.

SUB-HEADINGS: Introduction, methodology, result, conclusion and recommendation.

WORD COUNTS: 347

TABLE OF CONTENT.
Cover page             …………………………………………………
Certification        …………………………………………………i
Abstract               …………………………………………………ii
Dedication            …………………………………………………iii
Acknowledgement…………………………………………………iv
Table of contents …………………………………………………v
List of tables         …………………………………………………vii
List of figures       ………………………………………………….ix

CHAPTER ONE
1.0 Introduction                                               1                                        
1.1 Background of the Study   1                                                         
1.2 Statement of problem                                 4
1.3 Objectives of the Study                                                                     5
1.4 Significance of the Study                                                                   5
1.5 Research Questions                                                                           6
1.6 Scope of the Study                                                                             7
1.7 Operational Definition of Terms                                                       7
CHAPTER TWO
2.0 Literature Review                                                                             8
2.1 Introduction                                                                                       8
2.2 Concept of the family             12
2.3 Concept of single parent family 14
2.4 Causes of single parenting 16
2.5 Factors affecting growth and development of the child 19
2.6 Effects of single parenting on the child’s growth and development 21   
2.7 Differences between a child from a single parent family and both 
Parent family. 22                                         
2.8 Challenges of single parenting in the society                                      23 
2.9 Possible ways of bringing the situation under control 24
2.10 Empirical studies 25
2.9 Theoretical framework 26
2.10 Application of theoretical framework to the study  27

CHAPTER THREE
3.0 Introduction         29
3.1 Research Design                                                                             29
3.2 Research Settings                                                                           29
3.3 Target Population                                                                           30
3.4 Sample & Sampling Technique                                                     30
3.5 Instrument for Data Collection                                                       30
3.6 Validity / Reliability                                                                       30
3.7 Method of data collection                                                               31
3.8 Method of data analysis                                                                 31
3.9 Ethical Consideration                                                                     31

CHAPTER FOUR
4.0 Data Analysis and Interpretation of data                                     32
4.1 Answering of research questions 50

CHAPTER FIVE
5.0 Discussion of Findings             53
5.1 Implication to Midwifery Practice                                                 53
5.2 Recommendations for further studies                                                 54                                    
5.3 Limitations of study                                                                            55
5.4 Summary 56
5.5 Conclusion 56
5.6 Suggestions for further studies 56
REFERENCES                                                                                             57
QUESTIONNAIRE                                                       60
LETTER OF PERMISSION                                                      

LIST OF TABLES
Table I Respondents demographical data                                       
Table II Respondents marital status
Table III Respondents religion
Table IV Respondents educational qualification
Table V Age at which respondent had their first child
Table VI Respondents occupation
Table VII Respondents parity
Table VIII Respondents answer to what is single parenting?
Table IX Respondents answer to the major cause of single parenting
Table X Respondents answer to family structure
Table XI Respondents answer on how early marriage results into single parenting
Table XII Respondents answer to, if artificial insemination causes single parenting
Table XIII Respondents answer to if children from single parent family perform better than children from two parent family
Table XIV Respondents answer to if children from two parents’ family are more emotionally stable than children from single parent family
Table XV Responses on if children from two parent family are well fed with balanced diet and healthier than children from single parent family.
Table XVI Responses on if health education will reduce the incidence of single parenting
Table XVII Responses on if enacting laws against early marriage will reduce the incidence of single parenting.

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure I Does single parent often experiences lone parenthood, unhappiness and lack of marital fulfillment.
Figure II Does children from single parent family get exposed mostly to traumatic experiences.
Figure III Social implications of single parenting arejuvenile delinquency & economic problem.
Figure IV Children from single parent family enjoys optimum parental care
Figure V Children from single parent family experiences impaired personality, low esteem. Figure VI Lack of discipline is commonly associated with single parenting
Figure VII Single parenting can result into child neglect, abandonment,
Figure VIII Substance abuse, social misconduct, criminal offence is common in children of single parent family.
Figure IX Single parents who are low income earners find it difficult to provide good nutritional needs and fulfill medical obligations which affects growth and development  
Figure X Most children of single parent due to lack of parental love have problem with interpersonal relationship, communication, understanding others, hence, can be aggressive.













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APA

Faniran, T (2018). Effects of Single Parenting on the Growth and Development of a Child. Afribary.com: Retrieved February 27, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/faniran-chapter-1-5-corected

MLA 8th

Toluwalase, Faniran. "Effects of Single Parenting on the Growth and Development of a Child" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 11 May. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/faniran-chapter-1-5-corected . Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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Toluwalase, Faniran. "Effects of Single Parenting on the Growth and Development of a Child". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 11 May. 2018. Web. 27 Feb. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/faniran-chapter-1-5-corected >.

Chicago

Toluwalase, Faniran. "Effects of Single Parenting on the Growth and Development of a Child" Afribary.com (2018). Accessed February 27, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/faniran-chapter-1-5-corected