Effects Of Corporal Punishment On The Learning Of Children In Awere Sub-County, Pader District
- By Oringa Francis Okeny, Oyat Tom Mboya - 29 Nov 2022
- Current Research in Interdisciplinary Studies, Volume: 1, Issue: 4, Pages: 37 - 44
- Received: 16.11.2022; Accepted: 20.11.2022; Online First: 29.11.2022
Corporal Punishment still poses serious effects on the learners in primary schools and other learning institutions in Uganda. NGOs, Schools and the government discourage it but still in some situations pupils impose on their colleagues for example bullying. Some teachers also still practice it in the name of grooming the unruly pupils. Objectives: To assess the effects of corporal punishment on the learners in primary schools in Awere Sub County, Pader District. Methods and materials: This was a Cross- sectional descriptive study that used quantitative data and it employed random sampling technique to obtain the participants. Data was collected using questionnaires and analyzed using SPSS version 20. The data analysis results were reported as frequencies and percentages presented in tables and figures. Results: This study revealed that 20(33.3%) of the respondents very strongly agreed on poor performance as the leading effect of corporal punishment on the learners, only few respondents 10(16.7%) agreed that corporal punishment in primary schools contributes to absenteeism of the learners. A good number 17(28.3%) of the respondents agreed that corporal punishment in primary schools leads to psychological torture. Also a good number of the respondents agreed that physical injuries results from corporal punishment. Conclusion and Recommendation: Demographic, behavioral, familial and social factors are important predictors of corporal punishment in primary schools in Awere Sub County. Interventions focusing on: Proper children rising at home and good upbringing with good moral of respect for others will erase corporal punishment from schools.