INFLUENCE OF EARLY MARRIAGE ON GIRLS EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN IKWO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA



Abstract
This research explores the issue of early marriage in Ikwo Local Government Area. The purpose to the study is to identify the causes of early marriage, the effect and strategies to improve or combat early marriage. Three research questions were formulated in line with the purpose to guide the study. The study will be of significant to the parents, female child, community and government in general. Related literature was reviewed; demographic transition theory was stated in relation to early marriage.
Survey design method was used; instrument for data collection was 15 item questionnaires. The data collected was analyzed using frequency distribution and mean. Findings were made thus: Illiteracy among parents causes early marriage, physical, social, emotional and psychological health of the girl child is at danger. Poverty is among the major cause of early marriage. Recommendation were made, suggestion for further studies were also made. Summary and conclusion was drawn.




INFLUENCE OF EARLY MARRIAGE ON GIRLS EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN IKWO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

A RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF POST GRADUATE STUDY, NATIONAL TEACHERS’ INSTITUTE (NTI) KADUNA, EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY STUDY CENTRE, ABAKALIKI.

IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT FOR THE AWARD OF POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION IN SCIENCE STUDIES EBSU-STUDY CENTRE ABAKALIKI EBONYI STATE.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title………………………………………………………………….     i
Approval…………………………………………………………….     ii
Dedication…………………………………………………………..     iii
Acknowledgements ……………………………………………….       iv
Table of contents…………………………………………………..       vi
List of tables………………………………………………………..      vii
Abstract …………………………………………………………….     v

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1       Background of the Study……………………………………     1
1.2       Statement of the Problem…………………………………..      6
1.3       Purpose of the Study……………………………………….       7
1.4       Significance of the Study……………………………………    8
1.5       Research Questions………………………………………..       9
1.6       Scope of the Study………………………………………….      9

CHAPTER TWO
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.1       Conceptual flame work of early marriage …………………     10
2.2       Causes of early marriage ……………………………………    12
2.3       Effect of early marriage ……………………………………..    16
2.4       Theory related to early marriage …………………………..      19
2.5       Strategies to improve in early marriage ………………….        21
2.6       Review of related empirical studies………………………       22
2.7       Theory related to early marriage…………………………..       23
2.8       Summary of related literature………………………………..  24

CHAPTER THREE
METHODOLOGY
3.1       Research Design ……………………………………                  25
3.2       Area of the study …………………………………….                25
3.3       Population of the Study……………………………..                  26
3.4       Sample and Sampling Technique…………………..                   26
3.5       Instrument for Data Collection………………………                26
3.6       Validation of instrument………………………………              27
3.7       Reliability of the Instrument………………………….               27
3.8       Method of Data Collection……………………………              27
3.9       Method of Data Analysis …………………………….               27

CHAPTER FOUR
PRESENTATION OF RESULTS AND FINDINGS
4.1       Research question 1………………………………..                   29
4.2       Research question 2………………………………..                   30
4.3       Research question 3…………………………………                 31
4.4       Findings……………………………………………….               32

CHAPTER FIVE
DISCUSSION, CONCLUSION, RECOMMENDATION AND
SUMMARY
5.1       Discussion of the findings…………………………….              33
5.2       Implication of the study………………………………..             37
5.3       Recommendation………………………………………             37
5.4       Limitation………………………………………………..           38
5.5       Suggestion for further studies………………………..                38
5.6       Summary……………………………………………….. 39
5.7       Conclusion……………………………………………….          39
            Reference ……………………………………………….            40
            Appendix …………………………………………………         41

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1:         Women Ages 20 to 24 married by 18 years old ..           11

Table 1:          Data needed to answer this research question
 are presented in table one………………………           29

Table 2:          Date needed to answer this research questionnaire
presented ……………………………………………… 30
Table 3:          Strategies to improve early marriage………………..     31


INFLUENCE OF EARLY MARRIAGE ON GIRLS EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT IN IKWO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

A RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL OF POST GRADUATE STUDY, NATIONAL TEACHERS’ INSTITUTE (NTI) KADUNA, EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY STUDY CENTRE, ABAKALIKI.

IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT FOR THE AWARD OF POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN EDUCATION IN SCIENCE STUDIES EBSU-STUDY CENTRE ABAKALIKI EBONYI STATE.

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