Today’s families experience problems like unfaithfulness, violence, child molestation,
divorce and separation. These problems experienced in families affect the children in those
families. The purpose of the study was to find out the impact of family conflicts on the
academic performance and interpersonal relationships of pupils in public primary schools in
Nakuru Municipality. This study employed the descriptive survey research design to
determine influence of family conflicts in academic performance and interpersonal
relationship of the pupils under study. The target population of the study was public primary
school pupils in Nakuru Municipality which has 47870 pupils. The study was carried out
among pupils in class seven and eight in ten public primary schools purposively selected
within Nakuru Municipality. There were 899 boys and 1124 girls in the ten schools making
the accessible population 2023 pupils. The sample comprised a total of 384 pupils and 20
class teachers purposively selected. Questionnaires, developed by the researcher, were used
to collect data. Data was analysed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences [SPSS].
It was presented using frequencies, percentages and cross tables because the data was
descriptive. The study expected to elicit useful data on the effects that family conflicts have
on academic performance and inter personal relationships among pupils. The study findings
indicate that both pupils and teachers agreed to the fact that family conflicts affected a
pupil’s cognitive and affective growth. There was low class concentration if parents or
guardians were fighting, because the pupils were always thinking about the happenings at
home. It was also established that a majority of pupils did not share with their peers when
their parents or guardians were quarrelling. More female pupils were exposed to violence or
abuse than the male. The study also revealed that pupils who came from families where
there was conflict did not relate well with their teachers. The study also revealed that in most
schools there were counsellors from whom pupils experiencing problems could seek
assistance. One of the recommendations made by the researcher was that the schools and the
Ministry of Education should consider training peer counsellors among the pupils so that
they can assist their fellow pupils. Another recommendation was that parents/guardians who
experience conflicts in their families should consider counselling options as soon as possible
to avoid negative effects on their pupils.
WANJIKU, M (2021). Impact Of Family Conflicts On The Academic Performance And Interpersonal Relationships Of Pupils In Public Primary Schools In Nakuru Municipality. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-family-conflicts-on-the-academic-performance-and-interpersonal-relationships-of-pupils-in-public-primary-schools-in-nakuru-municipality
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WANJIKU, MAINA . "Impact Of Family Conflicts On The Academic Performance And Interpersonal Relationships Of Pupils In Public Primary Schools In Nakuru Municipality" Afribary (2021). Accessed August 15, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/impact-of-family-conflicts-on-the-academic-performance-and-interpersonal-relationships-of-pupils-in-public-primary-schools-in-nakuru-municipality