The Effects of Child Maltreatment on Their Academic Performance as Proxy for Human Resource Potential in Tanzania

Bahunde, Tinde (2017) The Effects of Child Maltreatment on Their Academic Performance as Proxy for Human Resource Potential in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the effects of child maltreatment on their academic performance as proxy for human resource potential in Tanzania. Specifically this study was done (i) to determine the effects of child physical abuse to their academic performance, (ii) to determine the effects of child discrimination to their academic performance , and (iii) to determine the effects of child neglect to their academic performance and iv) To determine the effects of child labor to their academic performance. Both case study design and survey design was used in a total sample size of 210 respondents. Case study helped in obtaining in-depth understanding of child maltreatment phenomenal and its effects in Academic performance of children for strengthening the survey phase. Survey was used for testing hypothesis and in model development. Stratified sampling technique was used to ensure representativeness of the sample from Arumeru district thereafter simple random sampling was used to draw a sample of 210 for survey. Purposive sampling technique was used to ensure that the required data is obtained from the 210 respondents in ten wards of Arumeru District. The findings using descriptive statistics and structural equation modeling (SEM) revealed that child maltreatment factors i.e physical child abuse, child discrimination, child neglect and child labor strongly affect the children’s academic performance and human resource management potential. This study recommended that much effort should be put in educating the community about child maltreatment so as to eradicate or at least minimize cases of child maltreatment within the communities in Arumeru district.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2018 17:51
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 17:51
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2131

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