The Effect of Family Breakdown on Childrens’ Social Wellbeing in Kampala Capital City, Uganda: A Case of Katanga Slum, Kawempe Division.

The Effect of Family Breakdown on Childrens’ Social Wellbeing in Kampala Capital City, Uganda: A Case of Katanga Slum, Kawempe Division.


ABSTRACT:
The main aim of this study was to examine the effect of family breakdown on children’s social wellbeing in the urban city in Uganda with the objectives;
To find out how parental conflicts affects children’s social wellbeing,
Examine the effect of financial hardship on children’s social wellbeing,
Examine how changes in family structures affects children’s social wellbeing in Katanga Slum of Kawempe Division Kampala.
The study adopted a cross sectional survey research design with both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection. The study population was 160 out of which a sample of 139 respondents was randomly selected. Questionnaires and interview guides were used to gather data.
The results of the study revealed a strong positive and significant correlation between parental conflict and children’s social wellbeing (r=0549, P value=0.000); financial hardship and children’s social wellbeing (r=0.606, P value=0.000) and changes in family structure and children’s social wellbeing (r=0.540, P value =0.000) In conclusion, parental conflicts, financial hardship and changes in family structure affects children’s social wellbeing in Katanga Slum.
The researcher recommends that parents in Katanga Slum should stop being hostile to their children irrespective of the conflicts they get between themselves. Children should be loved. Families and the society where children from broken families are left should take care of the children and also give them support like their own children.
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