Assessment of Factors Contributing to Poor Academic Performance Among Single Parented Girls in Secondary Schools: A Case Study of Buswelu Ward in Ilemela District

Hezekiah, Innocent (2016) Assessment of Factors Contributing to Poor Academic Performance Among Single Parented Girls in Secondary Schools: A Case Study of Buswelu Ward in Ilemela District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study intended to assess the factors that contributing to poor academic performance among single parented girls in secondary schools, a study, which was carried out in Buswelu ward in Ilemela District. The objectives of the study were met through the use of descriptive survey research design, which ensured the attainment of required information for the study. The totals of 217 respondents were involved in the study of which 152 students, 43 parents and 22 Teachers were part and parcel of the study. The general findings of the study were attained from different respondents about the factors that contributing to poor academic performance among single parented girls, lack of support from both parents, lack of seriousness among students and Family economic disability were mostly notable results from Parents. Missing parental care, lack of self drive and Concentration on parent’s problems were raised by Teachers who participated in the study. Students pointed out lack of close monitoring and poor support from their parents, lack of support from their teachers has impacts on their performance. This study suggests that, schools should provide guidance and counseling services in their daily basis operations, due to the fact that, Psychological problems affects girls especially those with mother’s car alone. This is supported by the idea of employing non- teaching professional staffs to carter for students’ problems such as social worker social.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology and social work
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 07:43
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 08:51
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1837

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