Effects of Delegated Parenting on Child Development: A Case Study of Kinondoni Municipality in Tanzania

Mngodo, Stella J. L. (2017) Effects of Delegated Parenting on Child Development: A Case Study of Kinondoni Municipality in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The aim of this study was to assess the effects of delegated parenting on child development. The study involved a sample size of 170 respondents, including employed parents, children and secondary caregivers commonly known as housemaids. Data was collected using self-administered questionnaires, interviews and focus group discussion and the results were analyzed using a spreadsheet package and involving both qualitative and quantitative research methodology. Further the study revealed that, 87.5% of respondents observed children are emotionally affected by delegated parenting, 52.9% of respondents said physical effects on children, while development of bad behavior by children due to delegated parenting was observed by 76.4% of the respondents. Development of anti social tendencies was observed by 58.8% of the respondents. The study revealed that, there was statistically significant relationship between delegated parenting and child development. Further the study revealed that, availability and access to technology, lack of skills of child upbringing by housemaids/boys, employment laws that do not recognize time for parent to attend to children and lack of proper employment contracts of housemaids/boy were the major challenges facing implementation of quality delegated parenting in Kinondoni. The study recommended that government department(s) dealing with children affairs in collaboration with social work stakeholders investigate the best approaches to mitigate negative effects of delegated parenting, put in place policies, legislation and parenting programmes and ensure their deployment to the public and implementation

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 Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2018 13:17
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2018 13:17
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1996

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