Effect of school category on adjustment of re-admitted teenage mothers in secondary schools

Keywords: adjustment, re-admitted teenage mothers, school categories, secondary schools, Kenya


The object of this research: The study examined the adjustment of re-admitted teenage mothers on the bases of school categories in selected secondary schools in Kenya.

Investigated problem: There are reported low levels of adjustment among readmitted teen mothers in secondary schools in Kenya as many of them perform poorly in academics.

Methods: The sequential explanatory design was adopted. A modified Student Adjustment to School Questionnaire (SASQ) and interview schedule were used to collect data.

The main scientific results: The findings indicated that there was a significant difference [t (164)=4.22, p<.05] established in overall adjustment of re-admitted teenage mothers between the two types of schools.

The area of practical use of the research results: This is for teacher counsellors, school principals and parents. School principals should be trained on comprehensive guidance and counselling skills so that they are equipped to provide support to the re-admitted teen mothers in schools


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Author Biographies

Christine Mwajuma Opondo, Maseno University

Department of Psychology

Peter Jairo Odhiambo Aloka, University of Witwatersrand

Wits School of Education


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Opondo, C. M., & Aloka, P. J. O. (2022). Effect of school category on adjustment of re-admitted teenage mothers in secondary schools. ScienceRise, (3), 48-56. https://doi.org/10.21303/2313-8416.2022.002534
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