The Influence of Home Violence on Psychosocial Adjustment of Junior Secondary School Pupils in Ijebu North Local Government, Ogun State Nigeria
Psychosocial adjustment can be demonstrated as young ones strive to progress or pull through in their social and cultural environment. It is a practical term summarizing both the overall physical condition of a person and series of changes taking place in a definite manner in reaction to situations. The purpose of this study was to bring to fore the influence of home violence on psychosocial adjustment of pupils in junior secondary school.
The study employed survey research design of correlational type. The two instruments used for this study were adapted scales, the instruments used were home violence scale and psychosocial adjustment scale. Using simple random sampling technique, two hundred and fifty (250) pupils were selected from ten junior secondary schools in Ijebu North Local Government. The data collected were thus analyzed using multiple regression analysis and T-test statistics.The findings of the study revealed there is a significant effect of home violence on psychosocial adjustment of pupils in junior secondary school in Ijebu North Local Government and also there is a significant difference of home violence on psychosocial adjustment of male and female pupils in junior secondary schools in Ijebu North Local Government.. The study therefore recommends that parents should be mindful of the presence of their children when there is a disagreement and they should not let it degenerate into violence. Schools should organize seminars for parents to enlighten them on the consequences of home violence on pupils.