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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109
Volume 12, Issue 2, September 2014 pp 343-345
Influence of divorce on children’s up brought and education in afikpo north local government of ebonyi state: Remedial measures for sustainable life styles
Oko Emelda Chinasa1, Ezeugwu J J O2
1,2Department of Science Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, NIGERIA.
Introduction: This study presents the results of an investigation on the major causes of divorce in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, the influence of divorce on children’s upbringing, educationally, socially and emotionally and suggested measures for the eradication of divorce which is a notable problem in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Seven clustered research questions with a total of 60 the following items and hypothesis guided the study. The design employed was the descriptive survey involving a questionnaire instrument. Purposive sampling technique was used in the study in order to use schools that have divorced cases in the study. A random sample of 480 SS 3 students 40 secondary school teachers, as well as 21 school guidance counselors, all drawn from 21 secondary schools in the L.G.A, was used as respondents. On the whole there were 260 males, 260 females respectively taking all males and females together well as data collected were analyzed analyses using some descriptive statistics like frequencies, percentages, weighted average responses, as inferential statistics like t-test statistics for testing the hypothesis stated in the study. Major findings in the causes of divorce include sterility, importency, adultery, neglect of wives by husbands; influences of divorce on children include of education of children for trading and other, forms of petty business, exhibition of deviant behaviours like theft, prostitution, aggression, development of low self-esteem and feeling of rejection. Some suggested remedial measures include complete eradication of early and forceful marriages, unfaithfulness, neglect of wives and exhibition of true love and respect on the part of couples. Some recommendations made include that would-be-partners should be biologically harmonious through adequate testing of their genotypes, and avoidance of marriages arranged by relatives or friends without the consent of both parents.