Impacts of Family Conflicts On Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Uganda (A case Study of Wakiso District)

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TABLE OF CONTENT

DECLARATION

APPROVAL ii

DEDICATION iii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iv

TABLE OF CONTENT v

LIST OF TABLES ix

ABSTRACT xi

CHAPTER ONE 1

1.1 Background of the study 1

1.2 Statement of problems 4

1.3 The objective of the study 5

1.4 Significance of the study 5

1.5 Scope of the study 5

1.6 Hypothesis 5

1.7 Basic research questions 6

1.8 Definition of terms 6

CHAPTER TWO 7

LITERATURE REVIEW 7

2.1 Introduction 7

2.2 Theoretical Review: Socialization theory 7

2.3 Academic Performance 8

2.4 Family Background and Students’ academic performance 8

2.5 Family Financial Situation 9

2.6 Parental Marital Status 10

2.7 Parental Education Level 13

2.8 Family Size 14

2.9 Conceptual Framework 15

2.9.1 Explanation of the conceptual framework 17

2.10. Operationalization of variables 17

CHAPTER THREE 19

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 19

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3.1 Introductioi~ . 19

3.2 Research Design 19

3.3 Target Population 19

3.4 Sampling Procedures and Sample Size 19

3.5 Data Collection Instruments and Procedure 20

3.6 Reliability of the Instruments 20

3.7 Validity of the Instruments 21

3.8 Data Processing 21

3.8.1 Editing 21

3.8.2 Coding 21

3.8.3 Tabulation 21

3.8 Ethical Consideration 22

CHAPTER FOUR 23

DATA ANALYSIS, PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION 23

4.1 Introduction 23

4.2 Respondents return rate 23

4.3.1 Demographic information 23

4.3.2 Gender 23

4.3.3 Category of school attended 24

4.4.1 Academic performance 24

4.4.2 Improvement of school in UCE 25

4.4.3 Academic performance of students in the past term 25

4.4.4 Cross-tabulation of improvement of school and category of respondents 26

4.4.5 Trend of performance of child in the past 2 years 26

4.4.6 Cross tabulation of trend of student’s performance and category of respondents

27

4.5.1 Parents marital status as a source of family conflicts and academic performance

28

4.5.2 Parents marital status 28

4.5.3 Type of family 28

.5.4 impacts of family conflicts on academic performance 29

4.5.5 Relationship between marital conflicts and academic performance of students 29

4.13 Regression analysis of academic performance 30

4.6.1 Family financial situation and academic performance 31

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4.6.2 Family’s main source of income .31

4.6.3 Trend of monthly income 32

4.6.4 Children’s school fees financing 32

4.6.5 Relationship between conflict caused by family financial status and academic

performance 33

4.7.1 Conflicts caused by the Parents’ education level and academic performance of

students 34

4.7.2 Mother’s level of education 34

4.7.3 Fathers education level 35

4.7.4 Effect of conflicts caused by the education level of parents on academic

performance 35

4.7.5 Relationship between parents’ education level and academic performance of

students 36

4.8.1 Conflict caused by family size and students’ academic performance 37

4.8.2 Number of children in the family 37

4.8.3 Effect of number of children on academic performance 37

4.8.4 Effect of conflicts caused by birth position on students’ academic performance

38

4.8.5 Relationship between conflicts caused by family size and academic performance

of students 38

CHAPTER FIVE 40

SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS, DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS,CONCLUSIONS

AND RECOMMENDATIONS 40

5.1 Introduction of the summary 40

5.2 Summary of the findings 40

5.2.1 Relationship between Parental marital conflicts and academic performance 40

5.2.2 Relationship between conflicts caused by family financial income and academic

performance of students 41

5.2.3 Relationship between conflicts caused by parents’ education level and academic

performance of students 41

5.2.4 Relationship between conflict caused by family size and academic performance

of students 42

5.3 Discussion of findings 43

5.3.1 Parental Marital Status 43

ABSTRACT The aim study was to critically examine the impacts of family conflict on students’ performance in Wakiso district. The following were the specific objectives of the study namely; To determine the causes of poor academic performance by students, To determine the relationship between the residential area of students and their academic performance.To detennine the extent in which socio-economic status of parents influences the academic performance of students.And To identify the relationship between the conflicts caused by size of the family and the student’s performance. The study observed that majority of families from which students come from (46.7%) has a monthly salary as the main source income with a monthly salary of between ugsh.200, 000 and ug sh 400,000. The study was investigating the relationship between conflicts caused by parental marital status and the academic performance of students. The findings showed that majority of students (78.1%) came from married parents’ families. The findings of this study revealed that 59.7% of the students’ mothers have secondary level education while 46.7% of the fathers have secondary education level.The findings of the study revealed that 60% of the students come from families with at least 3-5 children.The study found out that a single parenthood had a negative relationship with academic performance since there was no conflicts and families quality functions had a very supportive achievement on the children’s academic performance both scholastic educational attainment and other healthy related issues. The following recommendations were made the researcher recommended that the families should be structured on a functionality level to avoid family conflicts that result to single parenthood inform of divorce if academic performance has to be achieved. The researcher also recommended that for children to attain academic achievement the family should have stable income from whatever source. The researcher recommended that parents should endeavor to be also academically sound these would avoid conflicts if they have to influence their children’s academic performance. The researcher also recommended that a family size should also be average size these would avoid the family conflicts that are resulting from family members competing for wants if the parent have to meet all the basics of their children ifthe children have to achieve academically.

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JENIFER, A (2022). Impacts of Family Conflicts On Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Uganda (A case Study of Wakiso District). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/impacts-of-family-conflicts-on-academic-performance-of-secondary-school-students-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-wakiso-district

MLA 8th

JENIFER, ADONG "Impacts of Family Conflicts On Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Uganda (A case Study of Wakiso District)" Afribary. Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/impacts-of-family-conflicts-on-academic-performance-of-secondary-school-students-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-wakiso-district. Accessed 04 Dec. 2022.

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JENIFER, ADONG . "Impacts of Family Conflicts On Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Uganda (A case Study of Wakiso District)". Afribary, Afribary, 18 Aug. 2022. Web. 04 Dec. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/impacts-of-family-conflicts-on-academic-performance-of-secondary-school-students-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-wakiso-district >.

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JENIFER, ADONG . "Impacts of Family Conflicts On Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Uganda (A case Study of Wakiso District)" Afribary (2022). Accessed December 04, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/impacts-of-family-conflicts-on-academic-performance-of-secondary-school-students-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-wakiso-district