Research Papers/Topics in Sociology

Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting the Performance of Micro and Small Scale Enterprises in Anambra and Abia States, Nigeria

Abstract Micro and Small Scale Enterprises (MSSEs) have been generally acknowledged as engines for sustainable economic growth and development. Efforts to promote MSSEs in developing countries may be traced to as far back as the 1950s. Recently, Nigeria has shown increased interest in the establishment, enhancement and promotion of this sector in which about 70% of the population is currently engaged. Thus the promotion and development of MSSEs for increased performance have remained a primar...

A Comparative Study of Opinions and Perceptions On Factors Affecting Human Trafficking in Imo and Edo States of Nigeria

Abstract The phenomenon of human trafficking which is the recruitment, harbouring, transportation or receipt of persons within national and international borders for the purpose of exploitation has been very prevalent in Nigeria. Therefore, this study carried out a comparative examination of opinions and perceptions on factors affecting human trafficking in Imo and Edo states of Nigeria. A cross-sectional survey of one thousand, two hundred (1200) respondents was conducted in Oredo and Ikpoba...

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Negotiating Life: An Analysis of the Life of Scrap Metal Dealers in The Tema-Ashaiman Metropolis

ABSTRACT The study deals with the scrap dealers in the Tema-Ashaiman Metropolis (TAM). The purpose is to provide an analyses of the everyday life of scrap metal dealers in the metropolis. This was done by establishing the socio-demographic background of the scrap dealers and identifying the driving factors that lead them into this occupation. It traced the activities and the stages involved - from collection up to the delivery points. It also established the gains and risks involved in this ...

Career Development Trajectories Among University of Ghana Students

ABSTRACT This study delved into the career trajectories of final year Sociology students of the University of Ghana, with 120 students (main respondents) responding to self-administered questionnaires, and 7 secondary respondents interviewed for the study. The study produces mixed findings. It was evident that whilst all study respondents have certain career choice aspirations and goals, many do not undertake or embark on any career development activities throughout their lives and years of ...

Care – Seeking Practices of Malaria Among Urban Residents of Awoshie

ABSTRACT This study was carried out among urban residents at Awoshie, a suburb of Accra, with the aim of investigating their care practices in malaria. It was also to ascertain the extent to which residents exhibited plural medical behaviour in treating malaria. A KAP survey approach was used to collate responses from 250 respondents. Findings from the research suggest that residents are aware of the causes and symptoms of malaria being bites from the female anopheles mosquito and headaches,...

Couples in Search of Children: A Study of Strategies and Management of Infertility in Contemporary Ghana

ABSTRACT Marriages in Ghana are considered incomplete when there are no children. Changing social values have, however, placed more emphasis on biological parenthood while de-bunking the traditional ways of dealing with infertility. The pronatalist culture continues to persist in the light of these changes thereby making the burden of infertility even more pronounced and individualized. This creates an endless search for conception from various treatment options. This study describes the exp...

Traditional Beliefs, Practices and Maternal Health in The Sekyere South District of Ghana

ABSTRACT The research studies the traditional beliefs and practices about pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum periods in the Sekyere South District of Ashanti Region. Its objectives are to document the social meanings attached to pregnancy and childbirth, to examine the beliefs and practices about pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum periods and to interrogate the practices that promote maternal health in the community. Applying principally a qualitative approach, a total of thirty five res...

Volunteering for Health Services in Kintampo, Ghana: In Whose Interest?

ABSTRACT To address the challenge of health worker’s shortage, Ghana like many African countries, uses community volunteers to assist in the provision of certain health services to rural and hard-to-reach communities. However, few studies have been done in the country to ascertain the motivation for volunteering and the retention of these volunteers. Adopting the Homan’s Social Exchange Theory as its theoretical perspective, this study examines the motivation for volunteering and the ret...

The Peril of Insecurity in Nigeria and the Church's Character: A Exegetical Study of Psalm 91: 1 - 16

Abstract The Nigerian society is really experiencing a high level of insecurity in both the northern and southern part. This has become a major issue for the country since 1990 when the activities of the Niger Delta militants started until recent times when Boko Haram insurgents arose in the Northern part of the country. Since then, Nigeria has witnessed unprecedented security challenges. These challenges ranges from kidnapping, suicide attacks, bombings, ritual killings, assassinations, arme...

CORRUPTION AND THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY: AN EXEGESIS OF ISAIAH 1:21-26; THE WAY FORWARD

Looking at the situation today, corruption has eaten deep into every fabric of the Nigerian society, it is a cancer that has paralyze every sectors of the nation’s economy, its manifestation, visibility and consequences are noted in the failure, non- performance and non-workability of the Nigerian state as a whole. The effect or consequences and indeed the negative impact of corruption in Nigeria is evident in the patronage politics and big money syndrome in the nation’s polity. Occasione...

FACTORS AFFECTING YOUTHS' PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS

The youths can be a creative force and a dynamic source of sustainable innovation; however they also face issues of poverty, barriers to education, and limited employment prospects and opportunities. There are numerous advantages attached to the inclusion of youth in politics, having charismatic and passionate youths who are politically conscious will foster a rapid growth and development in all sectors of the economy. Also, the youths are better performers in the area of sensitization and mo...

INSECURITY IN NIGERIA AND THE CHURCH’S CHARACTER: AN EXEGETICAL STUDY OF PSALMS 91:1-16

The Nigerian society is really experiencing a high level of insecurity in both the northern and southern part. This has become a major issue for the country since 1990 when the activities of the Niger Delta militants started until recent times when Boko Haram insurgents arose in the Northern part of the country. Since then, Nigeria has witnessed unprecedented security challenges. These challenges ranges from kidnapping, suicide attacks, bombings, ritual killings, assassinations, armed robbery...

MESSIANIC ROLE OF (BIBLICAL) KING DAVID AND CHALLENGE TO MODERN RULERS

King David who was a shepherd boy became Israel’s third and most important king. He is the most frequently mentioned human in the Old Testament, and the second most frequently mentioned human in the entire Bible. He is a main character in the Old Testament books of 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Chronicles, and 2 Chronicles. He is also mentioned in several other books, and nearly half of the Psalms are attributed to him. Today, David is most famous for being the boy who defeated a giant with a sling...

Level of Videogames Addiction of Senior High School Students During The Covid-19 Pandemic

The purpose of this study is to find out the level of videogames addiction of Senior High School students during this pandemic and how it affects the factors under time management, physical health, mental health and social interaction. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM Is there a significant difference in the level of e-games addiction to Senior High School students before and during this Covid-19 pandemic? Is there a significant difference in the level of e-games addiction to Senior High School stude...


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