Comparative Study

| Published: March 08, 2019

The Psychosocial Problems of Parental Migration on Children in Arba Minch Town

Mesfin Balgu

Department of Social Psychology, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia

Tsion Mohammed

Department of Applied Psychology, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia

DIP: 18.01.077/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.077


This study’s was aimed dig out the psychosocial pitfalls of parent migrated children in Arab Minch town. Parental migration has serious effects on children, particularly; it has effect on emotional, behavioral, social interaction and children’s social wellbeing. Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used to do deeply description about the problem.  And a purposive sampling technique (i.e snowball sampling technique) was used to select 30 respondents. Study revealed that economic problems, peer pressures, need to get better job opportunities and environmental factors were the major conditions for the parental migration in the region.  Children of migrated parents were exposed to negative social interaction and developing emotionally and behaviorally aggression. And they experience serious psychosocial problems. Education, awareness creation and improving the living ways of family and community in general are the option less way to overcome the problem that children experiencing in the region.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.077/20190701

DOI: 10.25215/0701.077

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 1, January-March, 2019