oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - The prevalence of child abuse and neglect in our society: a case study of teachers in Enugu state of Nigeria

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



There has heen a growing increase of the phenomenon of child abuse and neglect in this country as shown by the media and concerned Non-Governmental Organisations (N G 0.s) in recent times. As a way of curtailing this, the study was thus conceived. Using eighty four female teachers and thirty six male teachers who are currently working in 6 out of the 27 secondary schools in Enugu, capital city of Enugu State, the researchers found that a significant difference existed between the perception of males and female teachers on the causes and end results of child abuse and neglect.

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