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Title:
EFFECTS OF HEALTH CAPABILITY DEPRIVATION ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN RHONDA SLUMS, NAKURU WEST SUB-COUNTY, KENYA

Authors:
Nancy Atieno Kasera , Dr. Peter Koome , Dr. Paul Gesimba

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Nancy Atieno Kasera1 , Dr. Peter Koome2 , Dr. Paul Gesimba3
1,2,3. Department of Development Studies, St. Paul's University

MLA 8
Kasera, Nancy Atieno, et al. "EFFECTS OF HEALTH CAPABILITY DEPRIVATION ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN RHONDA SLUMS, NAKURU WEST SUB-COUNTY, KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 9, Sept. 2019, pp. 5837-5852, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=447. Accessed Sept. 2019.
APA
Kasera, N., Koome, D., & Gesimba, D. (2019, September). EFFECTS OF HEALTH CAPABILITY DEPRIVATION ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN RHONDA SLUMS, NAKURU WEST SUB-COUNTY, KENYA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(9), 5837-5852. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=447
Chicago
Kasera, Nancy Atieno, Dr. Peter Koome, and Dr. Paul Gesimba. "EFFECTS OF HEALTH CAPABILITY DEPRIVATION ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN RHONDA SLUMS, NAKURU WEST SUB-COUNTY, KENYA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 9 (September 2019), 5837-5852. Accessed September, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=447.

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Abstract:
Childhood capabilities refer to a range of options that a child has that determine the kind of life he or she lives. Approximately 19.5% of the global children population lives in state of capabilities deprivation while in Kenya, childhood capabilities deprivation rate stands at 45% of the total children population. This study sought to examine the effect of health capability deprivation on the academic performance of primary school pupils in Rhonda slums. It utilized the descriptive survey design where it targeted a population 3276 individuals comprising of 3204 pupils and 72 teachers in six primary schools in Rhonda slums. From this population, a sample of 90 pupils was selected using the random sampling technique and 7 teachers were selected using purposive sampling. Semi-structured questionnaires were used to collect quantitative data from pupils while semi-structured interview guides were used to collect qualitative data from teachers. Quantitative data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics while qualitative data was analysed using thematic technique. Results showed access to preventive care (t=3.232, p=.002) and school absenteeism due to illness (t=1.996, p=.044) were the main health-related factors affecting the academic performance of pupils in Rhonda slums. The study recommends the development and implementation of interventions aimed at improving access to preventive care and reducing school absenteeism due to illness.