Journal of Nursing & Care

ISSN: 2167-1168

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    Community Perception of Single Parenting in Zaria, Northern Nigeria
    Author(s): Anyebe EE, Lawal H and Dodo RAnyebe EE, Lawal H and Dodo R

    Child nurturing is usually a shared responsibility between both parents, until in recent times that lone parenting is becoming more widespread. Viewed in diverse ways by many authors, it is simply raising a child by one parent alone, whether the other parent is alive or not. This is seen as normal by some, and thus offer social support; or as absurd, unacceptable, shameful and thus stigmatized both the lone parents and their children. How does the Zaria community perceive single parenthood? A descriptive cross-sectional survey in two urban Local Government Areas in Zaria metropolis was conducted, using a researcher-constructed questionnaire. Data obtained from 270 respondents were analysed descriptively using SPSS 21.0. Results indicated that single parenting is a common reality in the study setting: the main causes of which include divorce, children born out of wedlock and some paren.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1168.1000411

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