Assessment of Community Perception on Corporal Punishment: A Case Study of Meru District Council, Arusha Region.

Ndossi, Victoria Onesmo (2021) Assessment of Community Perception on Corporal Punishment: A Case Study of Meru District Council, Arusha Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study assessed community perceptions of corporal punishment to children in Government Primary schools at Meru District Council in Arusha region, Tanzania. The main emphasis of the study were to find out reasons for corporal punishment, examined the administration of the corporal punishment and to determine the alternative means to discipline students at Meru district council in Arusha region, Tanzania. The study accepted descriptive research design where both quantitative and qualitative data were collected. Both simple random and purposive sampling techniques were applied in selecting the sample population, whereby 378 respondents were selected for the study. A questionnaire was administered to collected numerical data while semi structured interviews, focus group discussion and observation method were used to gather qualitative data. The quantitative data were analysed using descriptive statistics where percentages, charts and frequencies were produced in order to summarize the results through statistical software tools known as SPSS version 22. Qualitative data on the other hand were analysed using thematic technique and results were presented in narratives. It was finally discovered that, the government primary schools used corporal punishment but they do not comply with regulations for use of corporal punishment and teachers do rarely administer corporal punishment. Also, records for administered corporal punishment are seldom kept due to lack of proper mechanism to inspect administered corporal punishment. The study recommended that the government should find possibility of making sure that guidelines on administration of corporal punishment are abided by the schools. Keywords: Community, Perception, Corporal Punishment, Government.

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: 10 Jan 2023 10:03
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2023 10:03

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