Child Abuse related Knowledge and Practice among Parents in Ilorin South Local Government Area, Kwara State, Nigeria.

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LAUTECH Journal of Nursing


Despite long term health and economic consequences, child abuse is still in the crease it has significant global problem which has deeply rooted in our economic, cultural and social practices. this study assessed knowledge, attitudes and practice of child abuse among Adults in Ilorin South Local Government Areas. Descriptive research design was used and a systematic sampling method was used to sample 140 parents; i.e. one parent in every three household a street per wards. data for this study was collected through adopted standard instrument on child abuse practices and data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics and used to answer research questions while Chi-squre was used to test hypothesis at 0.05 level of significant and results presented on frequency/percentage and Chi-square tables. the results shows that majority 60(42.9) married respondents were in the age range of 31-50 years. the results also revealed that despite the high knowledge level about child abuse, parents still practice child abuse. the study concluded that occupation does not influence the practice of child abuse among parents in this study. the study recommended that government should intensify efforts in eradication poverty by making provision for jobs to empower the parent in the communities.



Child abuse practices, knowledge and Parents