THE CAUSES AND IMPACT OF BROKEN HOMES ON SECONDARY SCHOOL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG SECONDARY. A RESEARCH ON PROJECT TOPICS ON GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
1.1 Background to the Study
Broken home connote the division or the separation of parent who have been together and suddenly divorce or terminated their relationship or unite the once agreed marriage knot after exchanging material vows and have lived together.
Marriage is an institution that play very important-role in the upbringing and the development of human beings marriage is the joining together of two matured people who agree to spend their lifetime together. Thus taking joint care or responsibility over their children who are the fruits of the union.
Marriage aids the realization of many basic individual needs such as the need for status. Companionship, procreation and the need to fulfilling sexual intimacy and satisfaction.
In fact the institution is gradually losing its standard value as statistics show that it is fast diminishing as many homes are broken. The problem of single parenthood is far alarming in our society and the explanations for broken marriage include among other thongs cheerlessness, parental interference, religious conflicts, poverty and poor mutual understanding.
The growing trend of this pheromone from the basic background to this study.
1.2 Statement of the Problem
The incessant rate of the broken home in our society has become very alarming, most especially on secondary school academic achievement and this call for an urgent attention from our parent and the government to rehabilitate the collapsed area in most homes. Which may have future implication on our children in all sphere of their lives.
However, the government, culture, norms and value of our society have cleared and defined way of making sure that our homes are not broken.
But the adequate research and development had helped us to understand their most homes have disembarked on the stated guideline or protocol that will allow frequent broken home syndrome. Moreover, the specific question which this study seeks to find answer to is the impact of broken home on student academic performance and also the achievement. It has been discovered that despite the huge financial commitment the government make to the educational system annually. The performance of student in various courses of study has not quite impressive in both internally and externally conducted examination. Most student perform below expectation. The situation is not allow better in the social and moral attitudes of the student which the cases of poor performance arise in school system. Many student blame their teachers. The teacher on their own part apportion the blame on student or their parent even to the government.
To this end the impact of broken homes is not affecting the victims (student) alone but the society at large. If marital stability is encouraged by all and sundry then we can make better society from the existing one.
1.3 Purpose of the Study
The specific purpose of this study is to investigate the effect or impact of broken home on student academic achievement with a view to identifying the factors responsible for broken homes. Its impacts or effect on student academic achievement in the school and proffer possible solution. The study examine the significant difference between the performance of children from stable and that from broken home.