Vol. 2, Issue 10 (2015)
Effects of divorce on the academic performance of some selected public senior high school students in the Bolgatanga municipality of Ghana
Author(s): Bartholomew Alubokin, Kwadwo Oteng Akyina
Abstract: The study set off to find out the effect of divorce on academic performance of selected public Senior High School students in Bolgatanga municipality of Ghana. Descriptive survey design was adopted and a combination of simple random, purposive and convenience sampling techniques were used to select 100 students, 10 school counsellors and 10 parents for the study. Frequency analysis and t-test were used to answer the research questions and test the hypothesis respectively. It came out that students from divorced homes were high academic achievers but became low academic achievers after their families divorce. Divorce was therefore found to significantly limit students’ academic performance. It was recommended that counsellors identify students from divorced homes and counsel them.