The Influence of Household Chores on Girls’Academic Performance in Secondary Schools in Morogoro Rural District

Emmanuel , Lydia (2015) The Influence of Household Chores on Girls’Academic Performance in Secondary Schools in Morogoro Rural District. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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The main purpose of the study was to explore The Influence of Household Chores on Girls’ Academic Performance in Secondary Schools in Morogoro Rural. The study was conducted in three sampled secondary school which were selected randomly. The research addressed three research objectives which are To explore the types of household chores and time on which the activities are perfomed by girls in secondary schools,To assess academic performance of girls in secondary schools,and to determine the extent to which the time spent in household chores affect students academic performance.This study used purposeful sampling technique for selecting members of study.The researcher used the following instruments to collect the information. Documentary Review Method.The findings revealed the following: -Parents assigned more household activities to girls than boys because of their traditions, economic problems and negative attitudes towards education for girls. Girls’ academic performance in secondary schools is considerably influenced by household activities which force them to have a gender bias and Girls’ students at homes performed household chores such as cooking food for the whole family, it resulted in lack of time for doing school activities such as homework.The study recommends that the local government authorities should collaborate with local communities to mobilize resource for constructing dormitories or hostels for girls to reduce the problems of girls spending more time and energy on doing household activities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:14
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:14

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