Effect of Broken Home on the Academic Performance Among Student S in Secondary School

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CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION This chapter presents the background of the study, theoretical/conceptual framework, statement of the problem, hypotheses, significance of the study, scope and delimitation of the study, and the definition of term. A. Background of the Study Family is the basic unit of society. This is the most important component of a country. A home is where a family lives. It may be alternated to the word ‘house’ but a house is more appropriately referring to the material structure, whereas ‘home’ refers to the intangible things that bind together the family members. It is the immeasurable love and care that keeps together the mother, father and their children. The Family is an essential factor for a human’s whole-being,…show more content…
2.1 RELATED LITERATURE 2.1.1 INTRODUCTION According to Collins Cobuild Advanced Dictionary of English, a home can refer to a family unit. Composed of the father, mother, children, and sometimes with any other members of the extended family, it is a place where one lives with one’s family. It is an institution where each member needs care, love, comfort, and sense of security. However, there are homes that are incomplete in one way or another everywhere in the globe. Death or divorce may be the cause and they may have disastrous effects on a child’s development, in other cases the injuries may be insignificant. Judging the situation of a child of a ‘broken home’ is never easy. A divorce is often followed by a long period of deep dissention, which certainly means emotional strain and discord. As a rule, the child cannot be protected by this or kept in ignorance of it. It is obvious, though, that on an average, a broken home situation has injurious effects. These seem reason to suppose that dissention in a home increases the risk of phobia and reduces resistance to stress (Sandstrom, 1979). Even so, the way that these children struggle to live a normal life and being used to so many problems somehow bring positive effect to them. They may have developed a character stronger than the others who were given the opportunity to live a normal life. 2.2.2 WHEN DOES BROKEN HOME HAPPEN? Families are the
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