Adaptive Behaviours among Adolescent Students from Divorce Homes in various Religious Backgrounds in Ghana.
Prince Yaw Adofo, Y. K. A. Etsey

The purpose of this study was to determine the impact parental divorce has on adolescent students in Senior High Schools in Ghana and adaptive behaviours among adolescent students from divorce homes in various Religious Backgrounds in Ghana. The participants comprised of adolescent students from four Senior High Schools in Obuasi Municipality in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. A purposive sample of 396 students consisting of 198 males and 198 females participated in the study. The cross-sectional descriptive survey, using a questionnaire, was adopted in collecting the data. The questionnaire had Cronbach"s alpha of 0.84. The results of the study indicated that adolescents from Christian divorced homes adapt better psychosocially than adolescents from Muslim divorced homes. It was also found that adolescent students who have experienced divorce from Christian homes demonstrate more externalising types of behaviour than those from Muslim homes. It is recommended that counselling be given to adolescent students in schools from divorced homes and that teachers should make efforts to identify such adolescent students. Parents should also be sensitized on the impact of divorce on their children.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jpbs.v9n1a2