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Socio-Psychological Effects of Broken Families on Socialization and Academic Performance among the Children of Multan Division, Pakistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Sociology, Bahauddin Zakaria University, Multan, Pakistan

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (4), Pages 52-57, April,14 (2016)


Family is a primary and basic unit of socialization and a child learn many behaviors, customs, traditions, faith, believes, norms, folkways, mores, habbits, social patterns and manners to live in family. When a family had a break up, it is usually difficult for everyone to handle with this situation and children cannot bear this situation. Broken family system is putting a dark impact on social development, academic performance and on psychological health of children. The basic objectives of the research were i. to explore the socio-economic status of broken families, ii. to see the causes of separation of broken families, iii. to explore the pattern of relationship of children inside and out-side of the house, iv. To find out the behavior of elders and parents of broken families with children, v. to see the effect of broken families on social development of children, vi. to find the academic performance of children before and after the breakup of families and vii. to explore the consequences of broken families on psychological condition of children.


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