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Assignment 1 LASA 2 Cultural
Considerations
Psychological Effects of Violence on children from
Nigeria
The purpose of the study was to establish baseline data on the
situation of violence
against children in Basic Education in Nigeria. Specifically,
the objectives of the study
were to determine the prevalence of the various types of
violence against children at the
basic education level in Nigeria; identify the influence of
violence on school attendance
and find out the existing strategies in schools for the
prevention and management of
violence.
The study was conducted in 4 states of the country. Two states
each were selected from
the northern and southern parts of Nigeria. Specifically, Ondo
and Abia states were
selected from the south, while Sokoto and Taraba states were
selected from the north.
The state selection was by random sampling technique. Three
LGAs were selected from
each state – one from each senatorial district. A total of 386
learners, 93 teachers and 24
head teachers from 48 schools participated in the study.
Types and Prevalence of Violence in Schools

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The findings revealed that the existing types of violence in
schools are physical,
psychological, sexual, gender and health based violence.
However physical violence
(85%) and psychological violence (50%) accounted for the
bulk of violence against
children in schools. Other types of violence reported among
learners in basic education
level in Nigeria included gender –based violence (5%), sexual
violence (4%) and healthrelated
violence (1%).
Across region, physical violence was more prevalent in the
rural (90%) than urban areas
(80%). A comparison of the prevalence of violence in the
Northern and the Southern
part of the country reveal that all forms of violence are more
in the south than in the
north except for sexual violence. Physical violence is higher
in the south (90%) compared
to the north (79%). Psychological violence is also more
prevalent in the south (61%) than
in the north (38.7%). In the north, health-related violence was
not reported, but in the
south about 2% of learners reported health-related violence.
Sexual violence was
however more prevalent in the north (4.7%) than in the south
(3.2%). Across gender;
physical and psychological violence are almost evenly
distributed among males and
females in basic education in Nigeria.
The study further reveal that physical violence are perpetrated
more by senior students

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