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Article Number - D42532F38800


Vol.5(8), pp. 162-168 , October 2013
DOI: 10.5897/IJPC2013.0217
ISSN: 2141-2499



Full Length Research Paper

The psycho-social effect of parental separation and divorce on adolescents: Implications for counselling in Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State


 

Ibegwam Ahiaoma

 

 




Sanya Senior High School, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria. 


Email: anibegwam@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 08 August 2013  Published: 31 October 2013

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The study examines the psycho- social effect of parental separation or divorces on adolescents and its implications for counselling. A descriptive research survey was used while stratified random sampling technique was adopted in selecting the population sample. The sample population used is 120 adolescent students randomly drawn from twelve secondary schools in Surulere local Government Area of Lagos State, Nigeria. The students responded to a well structured questionnaire which generated data for testing the hypotheses using the simple percentage and chi-square statistical method. The results of psycho-social effect of parental separation or divorce on adolescents include the poor academic performance, social development, interpersonal relation and pitiable emotional stability manifestations. A five point recommendations to reduce and eradicate divorce and separation of parents are made. Government, communities, courts, and religious organization should work jointly to ensure that all married couples as well as singles have access to child centred and affordable counselling services.

 

Key words: Psycho-social, parental separation, divorce, adolescents, counselling and local government.

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APA (2013). The psycho-social effect of parental separation and divorce on adolescents: Implications for counselling in Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State. International Journal of Psychology and Counselling, 5(8), 162-168.
Chicago   Ibegwam Ahiaoma    . "The psycho-social effect of parental separation and divorce on adolescents: Implications for counselling in Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State." International Journal of Psychology and Counselling 5, no. 8 (2013): 162-168.
MLA   Ibegwam Ahiaoma    . "The psycho-social effect of parental separation and divorce on adolescents: Implications for counselling in Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State." International Journal of Psychology and Counselling 5.8 (2013): 162-168.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJPC2013.0217
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJPC/article-abstract/D42532F38800

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