The Impact of Single Parenting on Academic Performance of Senior High School Students in Kpando Municipality

February 4, 2019


This study looked at the impact of single parents homes on the academic performance of pupils or students in the Kpando Municipality of the Volta Region of Ghana. A total of twenty students from three Senior High Schools (SHS) were sampled for this study and the target group was SHS students. Simple random sampling was used to collect data for the research. The research instruments used for this work were questionnaire to students, interviews and opinionaire. The response of the questionnaire was analysed using (SPSS) and Manova programmes, version 16 and tables. After the comparison of the academic performance of the students from broken homes and non-broken homes, it was realized that broken homes actually had negative effects on the academic performance of the students. In view of this, it is recommended that, society in general and elders of families in particular, should be made to ensure that parents, who fulfil their responsibilities of their children’s education, provide them with accommodation and shelter whether or not their marriages are in fact, special priority should be given to students from broken homes in disbursement of funds created by the government.


Single parenting, Norms, Attitudes


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Author Details

Solomon Sukpen

Augustine Adjei

Samuel Dontoh

James Kwame Mahama

Francis Kyei Badu