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The psychological effect of orphanhood: a study of orphans in Rakai district

Sengendo, James; Nambi, Janet


This paper examines the psychological effect of orphanhood in a case study of 193 children in Rakai district of Uganda. Studies on orphaned children have not examined the psychological impact. Adopting parents and schools have not provided the emotional support these children often need. Most adopting parents lack information on the problem and are therefore unable to offer emotional support; and school teachers do not know how to identify psychological and social problems and consequently fail...[Show more]

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Date published: 1997
Type: Journal article


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