Dr Yahaya Bello Bamamba, Dr Martina Ijale & Hauwa Abubakar
This study investigated the relationship between broken homes and social support in Giwa Educational Zone, Kaduna State. It was guided by three objectives, three research questions and three hypotheses. The study adopted correlational research design. The population of the study included six thousand and seventy eight (6,078) SSS II students in public Senior Secondary Schools in Giwa Educational Zone of Kaduna State. A sample of 327 students was used. Two instruments used for this study included a questionnaire on impact of broken home and perceived social support scale. Both instruments were validated and they have reliability of 0.76 and 0.94 respectively. The generated data was analysed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). Findings indicated that the three components of broken homes investigated, namely separation, divorce and death had significant relationship with social support among Senior Secondary School Students. It was recommended, among others, that counsellors should organize seminars and workshops on the dire need for parents to stay together as husbands and wives and avoid broken homes.