Research Papers/Topics in Social Studies

An Assessment Of Development Aid To Namibia: ‘A Policy And Economic Impact Study (1990-2005)’

ABSTRACT This paper presents an empirical exploration and analysis of the economic and policy impact of development aid to Namibia since independence 1990. Namibia has been receiving a large amount of economic and humanitarian aid, in the form of financial, technical and material support from both bilateral and multilateral development cooperation partners with a common objective to promote good governance, economic growth and reducing poverty. International aid did not came as a surpris...

Women's Participation And Representation In Local Level Governance In Ghana: A Case Study Of Wa Municipality Of The Upper West Region

ABSTRACT The quest for increased female participation and representation in district assembly governance process is a critical concern in Ghana. This is because, it is a fundamental right of women to be given equal chance to contest for political office. In this paper, the study seeks to contribute to the debate on challenges which hinder women's active political participation and representation in district assembly governance process in the Wa municipality. To achieve this goal, purposi...

Substance Use Among Students of A Second Cycle Institution in Accra

ABSTRACT Background: Adolescent substance use is the largest preventable and most costly public health problem facing mankind today. There is evidence that students start using psychoactive substances at earlier ages than in the past. This study sought to explore substances commonly used by students of Holy Trinity Cathedral Senior High School in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. Methods: This was a cross-sectional descriptive study that employed both qualitative and quantitative ...

Mining Commmunities Perception Of Open Pit Operations: The Case Of The People Of Brahabebome

ABSTRACT Economic liberalisation in Ghana has made the hitherto unprofitable mining sector the most viable sector o f the economy over the past decade. Cost effectiveness consideration and improved extraction technologies have combined to make open pit mining the preferred method of mining among the large number o f mining companies operating in the country. However, the open pit mining has some perceived environmental consequences. The subject matter o f this dissertation is to find o...

Acceptability And Use of Water Filters in Two Rural Communities SHAI-Osudoku District of Ghana

ABSTRACT Household water treatment can improve water and make it safe for drinking and may prevent diarrhoea diseases. The acceptability of an intervention is an important condition for its successful implementation. To study the acceptability and use of water filters in the study area, the study was designed to address the following objectives: a) to assess the sources of drinking water in the two communities. b) to assess the knowledge of the people on water filter and its usefulness ...

Exploring Drivers of Occupational Choice Among Women in The Accra Metropolis

ABSTRACT This study aimed at examining the factors that contribute to the educational attainment of women in the Accra metropolis, their level of educational attainment and their resulting occupation. The study employed a qualitative design, and a sample size of fourteen (14) women was selected randomly from ten (10) categories of occupation within the Accra metropolis. Face to face interviews were conducted with these women with the aid of an interview guide and life histories as resear...

Psychosocial Factors That Influence Adherence to Direct Observation Treatment Among Tb Patients in Accra Metropolis.

ABSTRACT Background: TB disease is curable, however, despite the initiation of DOTS recommended by WHO to control the epidemic; the disease remains a major public health problem globally and in Ghana. This issue can be associated with Non-adherence to DOTS among TB patients, which has resulted in an increase in TB mortality and severe forms of TB, difficult to cure. Therefore, there is the need to investigate the psychosocial factors that influence adherence to DOTS among TB patients in...

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO RECIDIVISM AMONG INMATES IN THE NSAWAM MEDIUM SECURITY PRISON

Abstract The high rate of recidivism in many countries questions the effectiveness of incarceration as a means to prevent crime as well as the criminal justice system. Recidivism leads to prison overcrowding and poor prison conditions. This study investigated factors that contribute to recidivism in the Nsawam Prison. The objectives of the study were to (a) find out why recidivists in the Nsawam prison re-offended, leading to their re-incarceration, (b) identify challenges faced b...

Knowledge And Barriers to The Use of Contraceptions Among in-school Adolescents in Adaklu District

ABSTRACT Background: Non-use of contraceptive have received a global recognition, but despite the danger of an unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease adolescent rarely use contraceptives. Promoting contraceptive use among adolescent has become a major challenge even though it has proven to reduce maternal and child mortality, teenage pregnancy and STDs. In spite of it, enormous benefit contraceptive uptake among adolescent still remains low. Objective: The main objective of...

The Causes And Impact of Labor Unrest on Some Selected Organizations in Ghana

ABSTRACT This is a study on ihe causes and impact of labour unrest on some selected organizations in Accra. Labour unrest in Ghana has in recent time led to legal battles between perpetrators and the National Labour Commission which is an administrative body charged with settlement of industrial conflicts. Others too have led to forfeiture of workers’ salaries and some to job loss. These battles and losses, even though not novel, have gained so much notoriety in Ghanaian industrial re...

Premarital And Marital Experiences of Persons With Physical Disabilities And Their Spouses in The Greater Accra Region Ghana

ABSTRACT Society has put up invisible barriers to the idea of marriages involving persons with disabilities and not much is known about the marital experiences of persons with physical disabilities. This study, therefore, sought to (a) explore the pre-marital experiences of persons with physical disabilities and their spouses (b) ascertain the marital experiences of persons with physical disabilities and their spouses (c) identify the coping strategies employed by persons with physical ...

Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infection And its Association With The Reproductive Health Behaviour of Adolescents at AMASAMAN Senior Technical High School

ABSTRACT Background: Sexually Transmitted Infections are a burden among adolescents. Records from the Adolescent Friendly Reproductive Health Services in Ga West Municipal Health Directorate revealed that there were 302 STI reported cases among adolescents from January 2014 to September 2017 within the Municipality. It was however not established what adolescents knew about STIs except for those who reported to the facility. This study therefore assessed the knowledge level, sources and...

Stress And Coping Strategies Among Supporting Staffs at The Central Administration in The University of Ghana

ABSTRACT Background: The on-going structural changes in workplaces coupled with the fast pace of modern technology, population surge and competition among some public and private universities have brought about a lot of stress among staff in the various tertiary institution, especially in developing countries. Most studies have focused on stress among the teaching staff with little attention on the supporting staff. This study therefore investigated stress and coping strategies among su...

Knowledge And Perceptions Of Mental Disorders Among Adults in Zuarungu And Sumbrungu Communities, in Northern Ghana

ABSTRACT Mental illness has been a burden to many nations including Ghana, and has contributed greatly to disability worldwide. Many factors determine mental illness in people and it is important to know the knowledge and perception people hold about mental illness. This is because, knowledge of mental illness may lead to better outcomes for those with mental disorders, either by facilitating early help-seeking or by helping other people to identify early signs of mental disorders a...

Gender Mainstreaming In Rural Water And Sanitation Services Delivery In The Dangme West District

ABSTRACTGender mainstreaming in rural water and sanitation services delivery has been found to be one of the ways to ensure sustainable services. Despite its advantages, the challenges of effective gender mainstreaming into rural water and sanitation still remain. The main objective of the study was therefore to examine the challenges and propose practical strategies for enhancing gender mainstreaming.The study combined different methodologies including a review of relevant literature and exi...


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