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The Impacts of Divorce on Students and Their Academic Achievement: A Case Study in Mekanisa Elementary School, Addis Ababa

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dc.contributor.advisor Lemma, Girma (Dr)
dc.contributor.author Getachew, Bethelhem
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-15T09:57:51Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-15T09:57:51Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:80/xmlui/handle/123456789/14248
dc.description.abstract Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the economic and psychological impacts of divorce on the academic achievement of students in Mekanisa Elementary School in Addis Ababa. More specifically, the study tried to look into whether divorce affects students' psychosocial interaction in and around school as well as at home. It also made an attempt to examine whether the impacts affect students' behavior and conduct and attitude towards school because these in turn may affect students’ academic performance. So as to conduct this research, descriptive survey method was employed. The primary sources of data 200 students and parents that were selected using simple random sampling, available sampling and purposive sampling. The selected student respondents were enrolled in grades 3-6. Out of these, 50% were members of an intact family while the remaining 50% were from divorced parents. Similarly, 50% of the parent respondents were intact while the remaining 50% were divorced parents. Questionnaires were the major data gathering tools while document analysis was employed to enrich the data gathered through questionnaires. The collected data were analyzed quantitatively using percentage, frequency, mean and standard deviation. The findings of the study revealed that divorce has economic and psychological impacts on students which affect their psychosocial interaction in the school and at home with their parents. As a result, the study found out that students’ behavior and conduct as well as their attitude towards school is affected by the divorce of their parents. Most importantly, it affects the academic achievement of students from divorced families. KEYWORDS: divorce, academic achievement en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject divorce, en_US
dc.subject academic achievement en_US
dc.title The Impacts of Divorce on Students and Their Academic Achievement: A Case Study in Mekanisa Elementary School, Addis Ababa en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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