DIVORCE AND CHILD NEGLECT AMONG SINGLE PARENTS IN MUKONO DISTRICT CASE STUDY OF NAKISUNGA SUBCOUNTY

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TABlE OF CONTENTS

Content Page

Declaration .............................................................................................................................. i

Dedication .......................................................................................................................... ii

Acknowledgement........................................................................................................... . iii

Approval .................................................................................................................................. iv

List of Acronyms ...................................................................................................................... v

Abstract. ................................................................................................................................... vi

Table of Contents ................................................................................................................... vii

CHAPTER ONE

1.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................... 1

1.1 Background of the Study ........................................................................................... 1

1.2 Statement of the Problem .......................................................................................... 3

1.3 Objectives of the Study ............................................................................................... 3

1.4 Specific Objectives ................. : .................................................................................. 4

1.5 Research Questions .................................................................................................... 4

1.6 Scope of the Study .................................................................................................... 4

1.7 Significance of the Study ........................................................................................... 5

1.8 Operational definition of Key Research Terms .......................................................... 5

CHAPTER TWO

2.0 Introduction ............................................................................................................... 6

2.1 Types of divorce ......................................................................................................... 6

2.2 causes of divorce and child neglect.. ........................................................................... 6

2.3 Forms of Child Neglect. .............................................................................................. 11

2.4 children and parental divorce ................................................................................... 12

2.5 The Generic Effects of Divorce and Child Neglect.. ................................................... 13

2.6 Signs of Divorce and Child Neglect.. .......................................................................... 15

2. 7 Strategies which have been put in place to mitigate

Divorce and Child neglect among single parents ..................................................... 17

2.8 Counteracting Detrimental effects of Parental Divorce ............................................. 18

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CHAPTER THREE

3.0 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 20

3.1 Research Design ......................................................................................................... 20

3.2 Area of Study ............................................................................................................. 20

3.3 Determination of Population and Sample Size of the Study ..................................... 21

3.4 Research Instruments ................................................................................................ 21

3.5 Data Analysis and Interpretation ............................................................................... 22

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0 Introduction ................................................................................................................ 23

4.1 Age of the Respondents ............................................................................................. 24

4.2 Gender of respondents ..................... : ........................................................................ 25

4.3 Level of education .................. : ................................................................................... 26

4.4 Marital status of the respondents .............................................................................. 28

4.5 Knowledge of the Respondents ................................................................................. 29

4.6 Responses on how the participants understood the term divorce ........................... 30

4.7 Responses on how the respondents understood the term child neglect .................. 30

4.8 Findings on the kinds of divorce they understood .................................................... 31

4. 9 Knowledge on the forms child neglect the respondents were well versed with ....... 32

4.10 Knowledge on the causes of divorce and child neglect.. ............................................ 33

4.11 Knowledge on the effects of divorce and among single parents ............................... 34

4.12 Signs of a child who has been neglected .................................................................. 34

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0 Introduction ........................... : ................................................................................... 40

5.1 Discussion .................................................................................................................. 40

5.2 Social demographic information ................................................................................ 40

5.3 Summary of the major findings ................................................................................. 43

5.4 Conclusion .................................................................................................................. 43

5.5 Recommendations ...................................................................................................... 43

5.6 Areas for further research ...... , ..................................................................................... 43

References .............................................................................................................................. 45

Appendices ................................................................................................................................. 46  

ABSTRACT This study sought to examine the causes of divorce and child neglect among single parents in Nakisunga Sub county, Mukono district. The study intended to find out the major cause of divorce and child neglect, examine the effects of divorce and child neglect among people and to identify the possible solutions to alleviate divorce and child neglect. The study also based on the already existing literature concerning divorce and child neglect among single parents in rural society. Under this, the study consulted the existing causes (poverty, drug abuse), effects (poor growth and development trauma and psychological problem and strategies taken to curb the problem included government policy and community sensitization. The study used the descriptive study design and both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to collect data such as interviews, observation and questionnaires. The sample size was 90 respondents which included 20 community leaders (LCI and LCII) 20 parents and 50 children. Data was analyzed using tables, graphs and pie charts. The findings revealed that divorce and -child neglect among single parents is due to poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, lack of social support, domestic violence and poor parenting styles, all the above causes have an impact on the social development of a child. It is recommended that the community should be actively involved inn the decision making at any activity carried out by the government, church and civil society, the community should be educated on the- need to support the neglected children and single parents, The Ministry of Hea-lth should educate the community on family planning issues and the need to have safe sex.

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