The Impact of Teenage Pregnancies on Secondary School’s Students: A Case of Magu District of Tanzania.

Mgomera, Witgal (2021) The Impact of Teenage Pregnancies on Secondary School’s Students: A Case of Magu District of Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The aim of this study is to assess the impact of teenage pregnancies to secondary school students, Magu district in Tanzania. Three specific objectives are used namely; to assess factor contributing to teen’s pregnancies, the role of parents in addressing teen’s pregnancy, and to examine the impacts of teenage pregnancies among secondary school girl. The study employs both qualitative and quantitative approaches and guided by social learning theory. The study has a sample size of 100 subjects, included students, counseling and guidance teachers, parents, and social welfare officers. Questionnaires and interview tools are used to collect data from the respondents. Quantitative and qualitative data were analyzed, by using Microsoft excel and thematic respectively. Findings indicate that cultural factors were leading contributing factors to teen’s pregnancy. Moreover, the study reveals that, among the identified roles of parents are, imparting the knowledge of reproductive health, provision of basic care and quality time with teens. Lastly but not least the identified leading impact of teenage pregnancies is school dropout followed by family conflicts, physiological impacts and contraction of STIs. The study recommends that secondary school girls and parents have to be imparted with knowledge of contributing factors of teen’s pregnancy; roles of parents in addressing teen’s pregnancy and the impact of teen’s pregnancy. Finally, social welfare officers have to work closely with secondary school girls to impart knowledge on reproductive health. Key Words: Teenage Pregnancy, Parent Roles, Social Learning, Academic performance.

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 Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2023 11:13
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2023 11:13

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