The Relationship Between Young Children’s Influence and violence against children in Selected Bugiri Primary Schools in Uganda

  • Jackline Bwire Achan Kyambogo University
  • John Samson Maani, PhD Kyambogo University
  • Grace Lubaale, PhD Kyambogo University
Keywords: Violence Against Children, Schools, Child Influence, Young Children
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This study investigated the relationship between children's influence and violence against children in selected Bugiri schools based on the fact that Bugiri district had reported high rates of violence against children. The study was guided by the following three research objectives: To establish the level of children’s influence in the chosen schools, determining the level of violence against children at the chosen schools, and lastly to determine the relationship between the two factors (children’s influence and violence against children) at the chosen schools. The study used a sequential explanatory mixed method design and was carried out at two government-aided primary schools in the Bugiri district of Uganda. Two hundred thirty-six (236) young children in primary three comprised the sample, out of the 365 children in the accessible population. The data were analysed using regression analysis and Pearson's correlation coefficient index. The results indicated a statistically significant, correlation between children influence and violence against children in schools (self-esteem, role model attachment and decision-making capacity). The study recommends that children should be used to influence violence decisions and planning at school. Programs at school meant to lessen violence have to include children in choosing violence reduction strategies and implementing violence-reduction activities in schools


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19 April, 2024
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Achan, J., Maani, J., & Lubaale, G. (2024). The Relationship Between Young Children’s Influence and violence against children in Selected Bugiri Primary Schools in Uganda. East African Journal of Education Studies, 7(2), 91-98.