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IJSTR >> Volume 6 - Issue 4, April 2017 Edition

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Psychological Challenges Affecting Primary School Going Orphans In Wanganui Community, Zimbabwe.

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Mbwirire John, Madubani Albert



Psychological challenges, orphans, poverty, academic performance



This study sought to identify psychological challenges affecting primary school orphans in Wanganui Community in Zimbabwe. The study employed a mixed method approach combining questionnaires with teachers and care givers, interview sessions with orphans and in-depth interviews with community social/development worker. The study finds that lack of love, lack of attention and withdrawal were the main signs and symptoms of psychological challenge in the community. The study revealed that the term and symptoms of psychological challenges were understood differently between African context and Western context. The study recommended that action must be taken as soon as possible once the signs and symptoms which include lack of love, lack of attention to rectify the psychological challenges faced by the community.



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