RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FAMILY MEMBERS/SPOUSES VIOLENCE AND ADVERSE COGNITIVE OUTCOME AMONG PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS
This study examined the relationship between family violence and adverse cognitive outcome among school age children in Abraka metropolis. Five research questions and five hypotheses guided the study. Expo-facto research design was adopted for this study. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 145 respondents. The study was carried out using a validated questionnaire measured on a four point scale. The questionnaire was titled “Relationship between family violence and cognitive problems of primary school children”. Data obtained were analyzed using mean statistical tool to answer research questions and t-test and Anova to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study showed that there is strong relationship between family violence and adverse cognitive outcomes among school age children just as there is no significant difference in the manifestation of adverse cognitive outcomes among children that experience family violence based on gender. Significant difference exists in the manifestation of adverse cognitive outcomes based on class level, school type and age. It was recommended that a conducive environment should be created for victims through regular time out for activities. This will turn help community members who are victims of violence.
|Keywords: cognitive problems” is used interchangeable with “adverse cognitive outcome”, family violence, adverse cognitive outcome, cognitive malfunctioning|
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