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Social studies sba 2015 (adri)

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SOCIAL STUDIES 2014-2015 SBA (ADRII)

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Social studies sba 2015 (adri)

  1. 1. 1 SOCIAL STUDIES SCHOOL BASED ASSESSMENT 2014-2015 NAME: ADRIANA BETHANY JULIUS CANDIDATE #:1001381812 CENTRE #:100138 TERRITORY:JAMAICA SCHOOL: BRIDGEPORTEVENING INSTITUTE TOPIC:CHILD ABUSE TEACHER:MS. M. DOIG
  2. 2. 2 TABLE OF CONTENT PAGES Acknowledgement……………………………………………. 3 Introduction…………………………………………………. 4 Statement of the Problem…………………………………… 5 Reason for Selecting the Area of Research…………………….. 6 Method of Investigation………………………………………… 7 Procedure for collecting data…………………………………… 8 Data Collection Instrument…………………………………… 9 Presentation of Data………………………………………….. 11 Analysis and Interpretation…………………………………….. 15 Findings…………………………………………………………. 16 Recommendation…………………………………………………. 17 Bibliography………………………………………………………… 18 Appendix……………………………………………………………... 19
  3. 3. 3 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Having someone to help with your project is a blessing. I would like to thank the residence of 2East Greater Portmore for their corporation in this research. All were very nice and understand what was taking place. Also thank teachers and students for the guidelines and the effort of helping me put this project together. Lastly thank Rampersad Ramsawak and Ralph R. Umraw for their knowledge about child abuse.
  4. 4. 4 INTRODUCTION Child abuse is the physical, sexual or emotional maltreatment or neglect of a child or children. Child Abuse occurs worldwide. Every second a child is being abused sexually physically and emotionally which we as humans need to put an end to. This research will show the incidence of child abuse in the community of 2East Greater Portmore St.Catherine Jamaica. Not all residence were interviewed because that’s time consuming for the researcher and will take forever.
  5. 5. 5 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM What are the views on Child Abuse in my community?
  6. 6. 6 REASON FOR SELECTING THE AREA OF RESEARCH It is now evident that it has become the norm for children and teenagers to be abused. As a student of going to a prominent high school, I have heard of my fellow school mates talk about being scolded by parents, which have become a popular topic to speak about. I found this topic to be very interesting mainly because of the fact that children in my surroundings are being abused by parents, relatives and even strangers, which should not be happening.
  7. 7. 7 METHOD OF INVESTIGATION In order to collect data a printed questionnaire was used for the research. A questionnaire has a number of advantages:  It takes little time to be completed  It guarantees total confidentiality of the respondent It is not time consuming and it has the convenience of the person required to fill out The method f data collecting which was used in the research is that of a survey and the instrument used is a questionnaire. The researcher used a survey method of collection data because the responses are gathered in a standard way so there are more objectives and it is relatively easy to collect dat. Hence, respondents were not required to include personal data such as their names and addresses.
  8. 8. 8 PROCEDUREFOR COLLECTINGDATA The survey was conducted in the community of 2East Greater Portmore in St.Catherine, Jamaica. The sample consisted of twenty-five persons (25); 8 males and 17 females. I collected the data by visiting houses in my community, asking if they could do a quick survey. I handed a copy of the questionnaire to them telling them to answer the questions truthfully. After the survey was done I did an analysis between each question and answer to see how they differ.
  9. 9. 9 DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENT 1. Does child abuse exist in the community? Yes No Not Sure 2. Are there parents who abuse their children? Always Sometimes Never 3. Do you think child abuse is right? Agree Disagree Not Sure 4. Would you say that child abuse is giving a child attention? Agree Disagree Not Sure 5. If you are passing by your neighbor’s house and he/she is abusing their child, would you intervene and tell them to stop? Yes No Not Sure 6. Have you heard children taking about their parents mistreating them in the community? Always Sometimes Never 7. Do you think when parents are abusing their child they are showing them love? Agree Disagree Not Sure 8. Would you agree that when parents scold their child/children for something wrong they did, it is a form of child abuse? Yes No Not Sure 9. When children are abused, do you think they will become abusers as adults? Agree Disagree Not Sure
  10. 10. 10 10. When a parent beats a child severely and cause harm would you see that as physical abuse? Agree Disagree Not Sure 11. Having an intimate relationship with ones child under eighteen (18), do you think it is right to do so? Agree Disagree Not Sure 12. What can be done to reduce the incidence of child abuse? ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________
  11. 11. 11 PRESENTATIONOF DATA Parents abusing their children Figure one show responses to the question, ‘Are there parents who abuse their children?’ Sixteen (16) respondents answered sometime, five (5) respondents answered always. The remaining six (6) were not sure if there are children being abused by parents. RESPONSES NO.OF RESPONSES Sometime 16 Always 5 Not Sure 6
  12. 12. 12 Figure two shows all respondents agreed to the question ‘Have you heard children talking about their parents mistreating them in the community? ’ Twelve (12) of the respondents ticked sometimes, Five (5) of the respondents ticked never and the remaining three (3) ticked always. 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 ALWAYS SOMETIMES NEVER
  13. 13. 13 Figure three showing ‘When children are abused, do you think they will become abusers as adults?’ 40% of the respondents agreed, 20% of the respondents disagreed and the remaining 40% were not sure. 40% 20% 40% Abusersas Adults Agree Disagree Not Sure
  14. 14. 14 Figure four showing responses for the question ‘Having an intimate relationship with ones child under eighteen (18); do you think its right to do so?’ Thirty (30) percent of the respondents agreed, Fifty (50) percent disagreed and the remaining Twenty (20) percent were not sure. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Agree Disagree Not sure
  15. 15. 15 ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION Information showed that 64% of the respondents say that there are parents who frequently abuse their children. The cause of this can be stress upon the parents and if the child displays an intolerable behavior the parent gets very upset and takes that anger out on the child. In the community a lot of children has a social relationship with one another. They frequently share stories with one another and discussing situations; in Figure 2 you will see that twelve of the respondents which are 48% hear the children in the community talking about their parents mistreating them. Parents should consider talking to their child before approaching them with the intention of being scolded. Growing up in a home children always do what they see their parents doing, say what they hear their parents saying etc; Figure three shows what respondents think about the incidence of children becoming an abuser as adults when they are abused, there was an equal amount of respondents who both agreed and were not sure which is 40%. As Jamaicans the Government made it clear that the age of consent to have sex is sixteen (16) but there is still a lot of teenagers getting pregnant and having sexual transmitted diseases. Personally having an intimate relationship with ones child under eighteen (18) is not the best choice. In Figure four it shows that half of the respondents out of twenty-five (25) which is 50% disagree with having an intimate relationship with ones child under eighteen (18). The 30% agreed with it because of the country’s age of consent. 20% of them were not sure. Some of the residence explained that there was this one child that her mother abuse; leaving scars on her skin etc. The researcher understand that the parent is an alcoholic and smokes a lot which is not healthy for her child.
  16. 16. 16 FINDINGS While doing the survey the researcher found out that:  Child Abuse does exist in the community.  Most of the people in the community would actually intervene if they hear a parent scolding their child.  One major cause of child abuse is when the parent is stressed or the parent is an alcoholic.  Parents in the community are not spending enough time with their child because of work.
  17. 17. 17 RECOMMENDATION What can be done to reduce the incidence of child abuse? The following are ways that can reduce child abuse:  Get to know your child better. Spend some time with him/her; make the child feel comfortable around you. This can make the child open up to you without a fear of being unwanted and judged.  Always show your child love. Tell them you love them. Ask him/her how their day was; ask them their likes and dislikes.  If you hear or see signs of child abuse don’t hesitate to contact the police or the Child Development Agency.  Always listen to what a child have to say. Even if it is not important show your interest in what he/she has to say.  Take care of your child. Never neglect them.
  18. 18. 18 BIBLIOGRAPHY  Trinidad, Rampersad Ramsawak and Ralph R. Umraw. Modules in Social Studies with SBA Guide and CXC Questions. Caribbean Educational Publishers, 2005
  19. 19. 19 APPENDIX A child in the community her mother scolded because of not going to the shop to buy cigarettes.
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