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The Impact of Parents' Mental Illness on Learning Mathematics in Elementary School Students In Herat City


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1 Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Education, Herat University, Herat, Afghanistan
     

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The mental illness is a disorder which appears with behavioral manifestations and significant discomfort and dysfunction caused by a biological perturbation, social, physical and genetics and other related issues. We are living in a country that most of the people have witnessed war for more than four dictates, therefore people has been suffering lots of problems in different aspects of their lives. One of which is mental disorders, the government of Afghanistan and the international organizations have revealed that most of the citizens in this country are facing mental health problems. The statistical report shows that mental health issues among Afghans are increasing day by day. The purpose of this study is to reveal the impacts of parent's mental illness on their children's math learning at primary schools in Herat city. The study was conducted from 30 elementary schools which are located in different districts in Herat city, it is a selective method, and the study is conducted on 450 students whose are dealing with mental health issues. To obtain information on their math learning status, their grades in subject were obtained from the department. There are a lot of factors which impact on their learning; the main factor which we focused was their parent's mental illness, which we pretend to be effective on the math learning. The result of the study indicates that there was significant difference between the scores of those parents are mentally well and those who are having mental illness, it also shows that those families which were high populated and low populated had significant difference.

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Mental Illness, Math Learning, Schools, Herat Province.
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Catherine Nazaryan
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Education, Herat University, Herat, Afghanistan
Fahima Jamiulahmadi
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Education, Herat University, Herat, Afghanistan

Abstract


The mental illness is a disorder which appears with behavioral manifestations and significant discomfort and dysfunction caused by a biological perturbation, social, physical and genetics and other related issues. We are living in a country that most of the people have witnessed war for more than four dictates, therefore people has been suffering lots of problems in different aspects of their lives. One of which is mental disorders, the government of Afghanistan and the international organizations have revealed that most of the citizens in this country are facing mental health problems. The statistical report shows that mental health issues among Afghans are increasing day by day. The purpose of this study is to reveal the impacts of parent's mental illness on their children's math learning at primary schools in Herat city. The study was conducted from 30 elementary schools which are located in different districts in Herat city, it is a selective method, and the study is conducted on 450 students whose are dealing with mental health issues. To obtain information on their math learning status, their grades in subject were obtained from the department. There are a lot of factors which impact on their learning; the main factor which we focused was their parent's mental illness, which we pretend to be effective on the math learning. The result of the study indicates that there was significant difference between the scores of those parents are mentally well and those who are having mental illness, it also shows that those families which were high populated and low populated had significant difference.

Keywords


Mental Illness, Math Learning, Schools, Herat Province.