Research Paper | Education Management | Kenya | Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014
Assessment of Psycho-Social Challenges that University Pregnant Girls Face: A Pilot Study in School of Education, MOI University, Kenya
Abstract: Both pregnant students and student mothers face many challenges in the Kenyan Universities while studying. Their problems are often intensified since women are expected to subordinate their interests, needs and desires to those of the young ones and the and family at large most cultures in Kenya. The objective of this pilot study was to determine the psycho-social challenges of pregnant students in school of Education, Moi University. The study also gives recommendations on the way forward to curb the challenges identified. Relevant literature was reviewed and an empirical study was conducted using questionnaires which were administered to the pregnant girls in the school Education, Moi University. A sample of ten randomly selected pregnant girls was selected in the school to determine the pregnancy challenges and their experiences. Results indicated that lack of support from parents, friends, teaching staff, inadequate resources and rejection were noted as the main challenges. The study also revealed that most of the teenage mothers drop out of school. Recommendations were formulated to assist pregnant students with the necessary support.
Keywords: pregnant university girls, psycho-social challenges, School of Education, Moi University
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014,
Pages: 216 - 219
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Njiiri Anne Njango, Chege Moses Gichuho, "Assessment of Psycho-Social Challenges that University Pregnant Girls Face: A Pilot Study in School of Education, MOI University, Kenya", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014, pp. 216-219, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=2015194
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