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Title: The impact of early marriages on child dropout in Bundibugyo district: a case of Bubukwanga Sub-county
Authors: Abdallah, Monday
Keywords: Early marriages
Child dropout
Bundibugyo district
Uganda
Issue Date: Aug-2017
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Abstract: The study aimed at investigating the impact of early marriage practices on child dropout in Bubukwanga Sub-County, Bundibugyo district. The objectives were to investigate the factors for early marriages among the school children in Bubukwanga Sub-County, Bundibugyo district, to establish the effects of early marriage practices on child dropout in Bubukwanga Sub-County, Bundibugyo district and to identify any strategies set against early marriage practices in Bubukwanga Sub-County. The researcher used both qualitative and quantitative methods in the study. Descriptive case study research design was chosen because it was good for open ended question and it was more open and responsive to its subjects. The researcher used qualitative research design because it is very original or direct, easy to analyze, categorize, code and interpret large amount of data by computer for simple descriptive statistical analysis which is good for quantifying the figures. The study was based on both Primary and secondary data materials regarding on the early marriages and dropout. The study employed a variety oftools for data collection. According to Patton (2007) the choice of research tools depended on the purpose of the research, research questions under investigation and the research approach to be selected. The findings showed that the practice of early marriage existed in the area as 73.7% of the studied teachers affirmed it. The DEO and pupils who participated in this study also affirmed that early marriages contributed to girls dropping out of school in the area. The findings further revealed that early marriages in Bubukwanga was attributed to many factors including; low level of education as the leading cause. This was reported by 83.5°h of teachers who were studied. This was followed by 50% who reported that marrying girls reduced family burden. Safeguarding girls’ virginity and extending family ties were least rated factors, 7.4% and 9% respectively. The study concludes that the practice of early marriages is a real problem in Bubukwanga Sub County. Parents have been found to play a key role in the practice. This is due to the fact that most parents lack understanding of the importance of formal education for their children. In view of the above observations, it is recommended that further studies should be conducted all over the country to document the magnitude of the problem.
Description: A research dissertation submitted to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirement for award of Bachelor’s degree of Social Work and Social Administration of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/4928
Appears in Collections:Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Social Administration

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