A Study on the Causes of Broken Family and Its Effects on the Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Guwahati City.

  • Dr. Runmoni Borah Phukan, Dr. Dulu Mani Deka, Manalisha Tumung, Sonali Deka, Abu Anowar Aminul Hoque


The family is an intimidate domestic group made up of people related to one another by bonds of blood, sexual mating or legal ties. It is the simplest and most elementary group found in a society, a social consisting of a father, mother and one or more children. It is the tremendous influence on the life of an individual, from birth until death. But the sad part is that when one of the family members gave up and the others have no choice but to accept and let go. Thus, the family starts to be broken. A broken family is not structurally, intact, as a result of divorce, separation, death of one parent and illegitimacy. Broken family is a major problem of society that should be given enough attention by this paper seeks to explore the ways and means through which a positive relation in a family could be established. The study mainly focuses on the study on the effects of broken family on the students’ academic performances of secondary school students.  For the study Descriptive Research Method has been applied. Total one hundred fifty (150) broken families are selected for the study by the use of Stratified Random Sampling as sample who represents the population for the study in the Guwahati City. The result of the study reveals that broken homes have serious negative effect on the student’s regular attendance to schools and concentration in classes as well. The study recommended among others that The Ministry of Social Welfare, family support program, National council of Women Society and the Federal Government should create awareness through training, workshop and seminar on the effect of broken homes in our society.