PARENTAL SEPARATION AND ITS EFFECTS ON JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS BEHAVIOUR
Abstract:The paper x-rayed the parental roles in the behaviour of the child in his childhood period. Parental separation may arises from several indicators such as death, Insincerity on the path of a spouse, Polygamy effects, job transfers and divorce among others. In such situation, the child is left under the care of a single parent and where such parent had little default in the care of the child the consequential effect is always enormous on the behaviour of the child either in the school setting or in the society at large. Two hypotheses are tested at 0.04 level of significant and the results indicated a significant difference in behaviour of children raised in the intact home and those raised by a single parent. There is also no significant differences between male and female children raised in single parent home and intact home. A recommendation made among others was that parents should endeavour to settle their differences and avoid separations for the sake of children behaviour development.