Determinants of Early Marriage among Adolescent Girls in Zanzibar.

Jabir, Naomba K. (2021) Determinants of Early Marriage among Adolescent Girls in Zanzibar. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The main objective of this study was to assess the determinants of early marriage among adolescent girls at Mjini Magharibi in Zanzibar. Specific objectives include understanding the level of awareness on early marriage among young girls, to determine factors influence early marriage among families, and to examine the role played by Zanzibar government towards early marriage. The methods used to get sample area, which covered Pangawe, Magogoni, and Fuoni wards/shehia was 100 respondents obtained through simple random sampling. Girls and parents were selected to participate in this study. Purpose sampling was used to select key informant from government officials. Data collection method was interview and documentary review on available information. Questionnaire, interview guide and checklist were used as tools in data collection for this study. Focus group discussion was not used because study was sensitive to respondents. Study findings shows that, there was a positive impact of the early marriage prevention awareness programs. Parents and young girls had adequate knowledge on early marriage prevention methods to reduce the impacts of early marriage. There was a high proportion of young girls engaging in early marriage practices among families in many parts of Zanzibar. Study recommend on roles of government and non-government organizations to put more effort on provision of education and measures to protect and prevent all forms of child abuse including early marriage. Keywords: Early marriage, adolescence, awareness and maturity

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Khadija Katele
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 11:00
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 09:10

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