AN ANALYSIS OF FAMILY BACKGROUND ON CHILD’S PERSONALITY:
A CASE STUDY OF EGOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE
The purpose of this study is to analyze the family background on child’s personality among the literate and non-literate people in Egor local government area in Edo State. It was designed to find out the peoples view about the family background on child’s personality. Data was collected through the use of questionnaires reviews. The questionnaires were filled by hundred respondents, comprising of farmers, teachers, civil servants and housewives. The data analysis involves raw scores and percentages from the work done. About forty-seven people agreed that good behaviour outside the home shows proper training and 23 strongly agreed that the size of the training affect social behaviour of the child. Also from the findings it was discovered that the family background can either contribute to the child’s psychological well being or render him undesirable member through its bad influence. Therefore parents should make it a point of duty to direct their children, given them a sense of belonging and remove their mind fro any form of suspicion. Finally parental should lay good examples for their children.TABLE OF CONTENTS
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Scope and delimitation
Definition of terms
Validity and Reliability of instrument
Administration of the questionnaires
Method of data analysis
Analysis of data
Summary, Conclusion and Recommendation
BACKGROUND OF STUDY
The family and its background play a vital role in the development of any child this is to say that the personality of the child is based mostly on the family background
Baler and Don (1991) define personality as a characteristic way of thinking, feeling and acting. It is an interaction by which an individual learns the social and cultural requirement that will make him or her a functioning member of that society which teaches habits, ideas attitudes and values.
A child is a man in a small letter who when is born becomes a new member in the family. The family background can either contribute to his psychological well being or render him undesirable member through its bad influence.
Naturally, every normal child wants to be appreciated, wanted and understood. Children get satisfactions from their parents and families and it’s because of these that much of their expenses with their parents are so meaningful parents purpose should be to assist each child to grow and develop manner that will be both personality satisfying to the child and socially acceptable.
The family is primary both in shaping the child’s personality and in the providing its basic socialization. Why because the family unit is the first instructional school and the parents are is the best guarantee of mental health to the growing child. The home is therefore regarded as the site of learning for the development of child personality.
Only when children have satisfactory relationship with members of their family that they could enjoy social relationship with people outside their home;
People have believe that the couldn’t of a child in public places and in all situations portrays his family background.
The family can either be for better or for worse hinder or protect that personality of the child. It is important to also note that families very in dimensions of control, as you can see or know that child from literate or illiterate, monogamous broken family’s e.t.c
Produce different personalities because of the different ways of child training or up bringing it is at the family that the child first differentiates himself or herself as liked or disliked wanted or unwanted. This implies that if the foundation of the family is weak, the tendency is that the personality of the child will be dangerous and the society will collapse.
The question is; is it not possible to bring up children again as disciplined and responsible being this has prompted the researcher to carryout investigation and also the back ground on the child’s personality
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
The relation of the family background and parental attitude in the child learning to child personality constitute the problem of this study.
This family background factor is associated with the degree of enlightenment displayed in child rearing attitude and practices with extent to which the child develops psychological, favourably attributes with the child capacity for effective socialization which is the personality.
There are many children in the society with different characters; some of these children are respectful, humble, responsible and obedient while others are disrespectful and indulge in all sorts of moral truancy.
There is a great problem in the society whereby some children as a result of the upbringing finds it difficult to adjust to any situation or environment they find themselves this calls for the question what is proper or best family background for rearing children should all the family be the same or what is the criteria for determining which the family background is proper. Should one of the family background is proper. Should one family be polygamous or monogamous, procreation or orientation broken families in order to bring up good personalities
However is it not possible to bring up children again as disciplined beings?
PURPOSE OF STUDY
The study is designed to find out
1. if it is difficult for children to adapt to new environment
2. if children behave alive
3. the influence of family background on the behaviour of the children
4. if the family background has any effect on the child’s personality
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The study of an analysis of the family background on the child’s personality will encourage good behaviour of the children viewed by individual in various perspectives.
It will also solve the problem of children who find as it difficult to adjust to any situation or environment they find themselves.
It will enlighten the parents on the best ways manner of bringing up and molding the character of their children
Based on the problem understanding the following research hypotheses were formulated.
1. is it difficult for children to adapt to new environment
2. do children behave alike
3. can family background affect the behaviour of a child
4. does family background has any effect on the child personality
DEFINITION OF TERMS
PERSONALITY: the various aspects of a persons character that combine to make them different from other people
BLENDING HEREDITY: to get a certain quality of living to pass their characteristic with offspring
SOCIALIZATION: act of being social
SOCIO- ECONOMIC STATUS: the family background in terms of wealth
FRUSTRATION: act of being disappointed or act of preventing somebody from doing what he wants to do
AGGRESSIVE: quarrelsome, disposed to attack
TRUANCY: act of staying away from school with or without any reason
PROCREATION: budgeting of offspring
The researcher assumes that study will enable her to analyze the family background on the child’s personality
It is also assumed that the parents has an important role to play in the building and shaping the personality of the child
The conduct of a child in public places portrays his family background. It was also assumed that as a result of family upbringings some children find it difficult to any situation or environment they find themselves