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dc.contributor.advisor Moripe, S. Mbatsane, Thulisile Enough
dc.contributor.other Mashegoane, S. 2016-05-03T12:13:45Z 2016-05-03T12:13:45Z 2014-09-23
dc.description Thesis (M.A.(Research Psychology)) --University of Limpopo, 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the association between family structure and both academic outcome and psychological well-being among learners (N = 500) from the Nkomazi Municipality, Mpumalanga. The learners were classified into six family structure types, including traditional, two-biological parents, single mother, single father, blended, grandparent-led and sibling-led types. The results regarding the association between family structure and academic outcomes were equivocal; chi-square analysis showed that there was no association between family structure and the overall mid-year examination results (“pass” or “fail”) and the learners qualitative self-rating (ps > 0.05); yet the overall symbol obtained for the mid-year examinations was related to family structure (p < 0.05). Furthermore, an association was found between family structure and both self-esteem and positive affect (ps < 0.05), and the relationship between family structure and psychological distress, life satisfaction and negative affect, all measures of psychological well-being did not achieve statistical significance. Possible reasons for lack of association between family structure and some variables of academic performance and psychological well-being variables used in this study are explored. Keywords: family structure, academic outcome, psychological well-being en_US
dc.format.extent x, 71 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Limpopo en_US
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dc.subject Academic outcome en_US
dc.subject Psychological well-being en_US
dc.subject Family structure en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Attitude (Psychology) -- Testing. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement en_US
dc.title Family structure and the academic performance and psychological well-being of school children en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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