Determinants of Child Abuse in Arusha Region

  • Rehema John Magesa Tengeru Institute of Community Development
  • Rehema Shekuwe Tengeru Institute of Community Development
Keywords: Child Abuse, Violence, Economic Hardship, Substance Abuse, Alcohol
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Although there are enormous efforts towards alleviation of child abuse worldwide, it still persists. It is estimated that between 500 million and 1.5 billion children worldwide bear some form of violence annually. That being the case, this study conducted research to find out the determinants of Child Abuse in Arusha. The research employed a descriptive research design. The sample size was 100 children. Structured and semi-structured questionnaires, interviews, and focus group discussions were employed as data collection tools. Quantitative and qualitative analysis was used to interpret the data, and inferential statistics was used to analyse the data. The study established that the age of the respondent, employment status of parent or guardian, income per month of parent or guardian, age of parent or guardian, and drugs and alcohol abuse by parent or guardian were individually useful in the prediction of Y (Experienced child abuse) which is the dependent variable. It is concluded that the risks of experiencing child abuse increase in the communities as a result of financial dependence, employment status, economic status, age at marriage, and parent or guardian tendency to substance abuse


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Magesa, R., & Shekuwe, R. (2024). Determinants of Child Abuse in Arusha Region. East African Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, 7(1), 139-149.