In fact, raising children is not simple task especially single mother is very challenging. Problems of a single mother are related with the rising of children and setting down in life. This study aims to show that the challenges of single mothers i.e. emotional, social and economic challenges. Samples of 8 single mothers were selected by snowball sampling technique. The researcher conducted a phenomenological research design to explore the experience of single mother through interviews. The results of the study revealed that financial problem was the main stressor for majority of the single mothers since they are unable to maintain medical facility and educational access. Most of the participants reported that they were challenged by emotional life, these results lonely, helpless, and irritable and aggression of emotion. In social gathering majority of single mothers had to weak participation in social activities. Most of the participants found in difficult to maintain discipline among the children due to absence of male counterpart. The mothers complained about loneliness, helplessness and aggression that result in difficult to manage a good childcare practice for their children. Therefore, single mother had challenges and not fully satisfied in raising their children. The researcher recommended that single mother should seek financial advice and professional help in case of emotional problem, and stakeholders should be establishing law and policy on labor supply.
The Effects of Single Parent on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Nigeria (Published)
This paper examines the effects of single parent on academic performance of secondary school students in Nigeria. Yet, it critical examination the challenges which the children of single parents encounter in secondary education. It also explain the causes of single parenting. Similarly, it stated clearly the effects of single parenting on academic achievement of secondary school students. Otherwise, it emphasis implication of single parenting on academic performance of their children in secondary education in Nigeria.
EFFECT OF SINGLE PARENTHOOD ON TRUANT BEHAVIOUR OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN EDO STATE (Published)
This study investigated the effects of single parenthood on truant behaviour among secondary school students. The purpose of the study is to find out the influence of family pattern on truancy behaviour of secondary school students. A total number of two hundred and fifty (250) subjects were randomly sampled for the study. Schools were purposively selected to cater for mixed schools, boys and girls schools. A questionnaire was designed by the researchers to measure the effects of single-parenthood on truant behaviour of students. Independent t-test was used for analyzing the hypotheses. The result revealed a significant difference between truant adolescent students from single parent homes and those from intact parent homes. The second and the third hypotheses also revealed a significant difference between truant behaviour of adolescent male and female students from single parent homes and those from intact homes. With the results obtained, the conclusions drawn were that there is a difference between the truant behaviour of single parent students and intact parents students, and that differences existed between the male and female from the different family structures. Recommendations were made that students from single parenthood should be counselled on self-esteem and self- concept and as well marriage disagreement should be handled with love between the parents, instead of settling for divorce