Impact of divorce on academic performance of senior secondary students in Ilorin metropolis, Kwara state

Abstract:

The study was designed to look at the impact of divorce on academic performance of senior secondary students in Ilorin metropolis kwara state. The study adopted a survey method of research. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used for the study. Six senior secondary schools were randomly selected from the lists of senior secondary schools in Ilorin metropolis. 20 students from divorced families were randomly chosen from each school, making total number of 120 students as a subject sample out of 170 target population of the students from divorced homes. The questionnaire was tagged Students of Divorce Family Questionnaire (SDFQ) and academic performance tests tagged (EMT). English Language and Mathematics Test [EMT] were conducted for SS1 and SS2 participating students. The 10-item questions were set for both English Language and Mathematics. The finding indicates that there is significant negative correlation between student of divorce and academic performance. The finding also shows significant age difference among students of divorce based on academic performance. It was recommended that government should provide rehabilitative programme for the students of divorced family in schools so that they can adjust in their academic performance.