Influence of Child Abuse on Pupils' Academic Performance in Makurdi Metropolis: A Case of Selected Public Primary Schools

Meremu Yakubu, Idoko Boniface Idoko, Bello Afolabi Hafsat
2021 Zenodo  
This study investigated the influence of child abuse on pupils' academic performance. Academic performance is considered as one of the individual's basis to a successful career in the future. The study adopted quantitative approach using survey design. The purpose of the study was to ascertain the influence of child abuse on pupils' academic performance in Makurdi Metropolis. The study sampled 150 pupils drawn from five selected Public Primary Schools in Makurdi Metropolis. The instrument used
more » ... or the study was questionnaire titled "Child Abuse and Academic Performance Questionnaire" (CAPQ) developed by the researchers and used for data collection. The instrument consists of 10 items on variables of physical and emotional abuse on a four-point modified Liket rating scale. The study was guided by two research questions. Two null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 significance. The descriptive statistics of mean was used to answer the research questions while the Chi-Square was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 significance. The findings of the study revealed that physical and emotional abuses have statistical significant relationship with pupils' academic performance. The study recommended that school counsellor should be employed to assist pupils cope with child abuse in the school environment and beyond.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4759242 fatcat:2hjt665lkfcbldgfazydmmb3bi