Assessment of Divorce on Child Development in Tanzania: A Case Study of Kinondoni Municipality.

Malinda, Shanny M. (2017) Assessment of Divorce on Child Development in Tanzania: A Case Study of Kinondoni Municipality. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study investigated the impact of divorce on child development in Kinondoni Municipal Council. The study was guided by the three objectives; to identify the impact of divorce on child development, asses the relationship between identified impacts of divorce and child development in Kinondoni and suggest the model of dealing with child development on divorce situation in Kinondoni Municipal Council. Qualitative and quantitative approaches were used together information in this study. Data collection methods included; interviews, questionnaires and documentary analysis. This study involved a sample of 60 respondents. Data was analyzed through SPSS, Excel and presented in form of narrative. Findings revealed that, the impacts faced by children from divorced parents are many and interdependent to one another. Therefore the impacts revealed are financial hardship, lack of parental care, lack of supervision and monitoring, lack of guidance and counseling and socialization. It discovered that, these have big impact to children since are engaged in bad behavior, school truancy, and poor performance and traumatic psychologically hence affect their level of development. It recommended that, provision of education to divorced parents and community in general on marriage issues; religious leaders should play a big role on it. Provision of counseling and guidance in community for victims of divorce. Laws and policies with regard to marriage and child issues should be well understood, implemented and updated. Furthermore, the government should provide loans and entrepreneurship knowledge which will help to reduce economic burden for divorced parents. The findings indicate that, women suffer the most on the upbringing of the children when they are divorced.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 360 Social services; association
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 09:53
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:30
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1564

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