Child Abuse and Academic Performance of Students in Mathematics in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr Godwin Odey Amuchi, Dr Bassey Ekeng Effiom, Blessing Ugbe Ushibima, Favour Ojedor, Eme Joseph Asanye & Eke Chuks


This research was carried out to investigate child abuse and academic performance of student in mathematics in Calabar metropolis, Cross River State. A sample of two hundred (200) students was randomly selected for the study. The instruments used for the study were questionnaire and Mathematics Achievement Test. The data collected from the respondents were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Statistics. The results indicated that physical abuse, emotional abuse and sexual abuse significantly relate with students’ academic performance. The study recommends that government should embark on public enlightenment campaign to educate the masses on the menace of child abuse.

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