Single Parenthood

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Single-parenthood can be defined as when one out of two people who is responsible for the nurturing and child rearing is not available, and the work meant for two people, is now been Carried out by only one person. Collins online Dictionary, define single-parenting as a mother or father who looks after children on their own, without the other partner. Single-parenting can be defined as a situation in which one of the two individuals involved in the conception of the child is being responsible for the upbringing of the child; Eshleman, (1981) & Henslim (1985)]. Single-parenthood may arise when either the male or the female decides to produce and rear a child or children outside wedlock (Mortise, 1998). According to the Cambridge University…show more content…
It is easier to monitor their academic performance without interference from another party .Also single parents tend to be more hands on their children’s education and he or she can easily instil good values on children because there is no conflict of values. Single parents develop close relationships with their children (Nwachukwu, 1998). However, educationalists and counsellors are complaining about the poor academic performance of the students from the single parent families. According to (Uchenna, 2013) Both parents have a significant role to play in safeguarding that their children acquire appropriate and balanced social and academic development. Each of the parents has crucial and special responsibility for the educational development of their children but the mushrooming of single parent family has distorted the complementary roles (Krein, 1998). These have led to numerous effects: studies imply that single parent homes are more likely to be low income homes. These children would therefore be subjected to problems associated with this socioeconomic group and even stigma associated with the family structure. There is a strong link between absence of a father figure and truancy behaviour. A single parent will general have minimal time to allocate to each child. This can have a negative impact on their school work. (Nyako, 2007). Our research is going to establish two…show more content…
The study will use Simple Random Sampling for questionnaires, each student in the population will be assigned with a number then 50 numbers will be randomly picked. Simple random sampling is used to avoid bias and to confirm that each student from single parenthood has an equal chance of being selected. According to (Amin, 2005) randomization is effective in creating equivalent representative groups that are essentially the same on all relevant variables. Judgemental Sampling will be used for in-depth interview. Judgemental sampling is used to select a more representative sample hence accurate result. Participants will comprise of 5 teachers, 3 counsellors and 2 psychologists 2.4 Research Methods The research will utilise Collective Questionnaires: because large amounts of information is obtained at once in a short period of time. The literacy level of the respondents allows them to fill the questionnaires without difficulties. Questionnaires are reliable research methods because it is easier to standardise questions (each respondent answers the same questions) However questionnaires are low invalidity because they do not explore questions in any detail or depth. The questionnaire is divided into sections outlining personal information, questions on the independent and dependent variable. In-depth
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