Child Abuse and Neglect: Implication on the Educational Development of the Child

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ABSTRACT

This study examined child abuse and neglect: implication on the educational development of the child, a case study of Assemblies of God Nigeria, Ideato North Section of Orlu East District, Imo State. Five research questions were answered with four questions complementing each research question. The sample size was one hundred and fifty (150). A validated structured questionnaire was administered to the randomly selected respondents by a simple random sampling technique. One hundred and fifty validated questionnaires were returned. Frequencies and simple percentages were used in analyzing the data. The result revealed that environmental interaction influences a child’s behavior and development. The findings also show that immaturity, unrealistic expectations, and emotional problems of parents and caregivers are major causes of child abuse and neglect. In addition, it abused and neglected children face difficulties in psychological adjustment and performance at school. It is recommended that parents should put the future of their children at heart and endeavor to create such a relationship that will encourage their children to create academic opportunities and to give positive feedback about their behavior.

TABLE OF CONTENTS  ii

ABSTRACT   v

CHAPTER ONE   1

INTRODUCTION   1

1.1    Background of the Study  1

1.2    Statement of the Problem   2

1.3    Objective of the Study  3

1.4    Research Question  3

1.5    Significance of the Study  4

1.6    Delimitation of the Study  4

1.7    Limitations of the Study  5

1.8    Definition of Terms  5

ENDNOTES  7

CHAPTER TWO   8

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE   8

2.1    Introduction  8

2.2    The Concept of Child Abuse and Neglect 8

2.3    Childhood Developmental Stages  10

2.4    Causes of Child Abuse and Neglect 14

2.5    Signs of Abuse and Neglect 16

2.6    Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect 17

2.7    Educational Implications of Child Abuse and Neglect 19

2.8    Summary  21

ENDNOTES  23

CHAPTER THREE   27

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY   27

3.1    Research Design  27

3.2    Area of Study  27

3.3    The Population of Study  27

3.4    Sampling and Sampling Techniques  27

3.5    Instrument for Data Collection  28

3.6    Administration of Instruments  28

3.7 Method of Data Analysis  28

CHAPTER FOUR   29

DATA ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION OF RESULTS  29

4.1    Introduction  29

4.2    Research Question one  29

4.3    Research Question Two  31

4.4    Research Question Three  33

4.5    Research Question Four 35

4.5    Research Question Five  36

CHAPTER FIVE   39

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION, AND RECOMMENDATIONS  39

5.1    Discussion of Findings  39

5.2    Conclusion  40

5.3    Recommendations  41

5.4    Suggestions for further study  41

BIBLIOGRAPHY   42

APPENDIX   47

 

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