1 Assessing the Effect of Domestic Violence on Socialization Process Among Girls in Primary Schools a Case Study of St. Lawrence Kigowa Primary School
Author: NAKASIITA VICTORIA
Supervisor: Denis Mubangizi
The study aimed at assessing the Effect of Domestic Violence on Socialization Process among girls in primary schools in St. Lawrence Kigowa primary school. The study objectives were; To establish the effect of domestic violence on the socialization process of girls in St. Lawrence Kigowa primary school; To examine the extent to which domestic violence affects girl‟s socialization process in St. Lawrence Kigowa primary school and To find out a way of addressing domestic violence in St. Lawrence Kigowa primary school.
The study employed a quantitative and qualitative research paradigm in which a case study research design was employed to collect data from 50 (fifty) respondents using structured questionnaires, and interviews.
The study found out that domestic violence has caused emotional and psychological trauma, anxiety and fear, physical injury to the girls, sexual abuse, eating disorders and victims of domestic violence are also filled with tension. It was also exposed domestic violence has affected girls‟ socialization process and it has resulted into girls‟ aggressiveness to schoolmates, withdraw from others and overall functioning, attitudes, have been from the study it was also discovered that domestic violence can be prevented through making school‟s policies and procedures for child protection explicit, teaching safe relationships providing social support to the victims of domestic violence, school-community teams and domestic violence advocacy groups
The study recommended that the community should organize a group of people and dedicate to specifically focus on the culprits of domestic violence and put efforts in taking those who practice domestic violence to court. School leaders should organize educational programs through which children can be taught on ways being free from domestic violence. This will highly prevent the risk of on being a victim of domestic violence.