The Causes of Divorce and its Influence on the Psychology Wellbeing of Children at Nifassilk Lafto Sub City Federal Supreme Court

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Psychosocial wellbeing is a measure of a healthy lifestyle that has three major dimensions namely: emotional wellbeing, social wellbeing, and resilience to changing environments. Many psychologists claim that there is a relationship between the psychosocial wellbeing of children and divorce. The main objective of this study is to assess the causes of divorce and psychosocial wellbeing of children in divorced families at Nifas Silk Lafto sub-city. Generally, economic, social, psychological and emotional problems were taken as major causes of divorce which leads to the children’s wellbeing. Cross-sectional research design was used and both qualitative and quantitative research approaches were implemented. In this research, there were 146 study participants The data were collected using questionnaire and interview guide. It has used descriptive statistics with means, standard deviations, frequencies and percentages as well as regression analysis for finding out results. From the findings, the prevalence of psychosocial unwellness amongst children of divorced parents at Nifas Silk Lafto sub-city was calculated to be 46.6% based on a scoring system developed. The most psychosocial dimension which is compromised was the ability to cope with new situations faced after divorce followed by emotional wellbeing and social wellbeing, respectively. It was found that child distress has a significant association with age, educational status, income level, and occupational status. Similarly, age, divorce handling age, and income level were observed to have statistically significant (p>0.05) effects on academic performance. These quantitative findings compliment qualitative results obtained from in-depth interview (IDI), focus group discussion (FGD) and key informant interview (KII) to collect the necessary data from target population. Regardless of its wide range occurrence, divorce has not given attention by the society and other concerned bodies. Therefore, it is recommended that the society, social workers, the concerned government organs are advised to play their important role in preventing the prevalence of divorce and ensuring its proper adjustment through changing the social environment in relation to marriage stability.