Research Papers/Topics in Sociology

SEX WORK AS A SURVIVAL STRATEGY AMONG FEMALE UNDERGRADUATES. (EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY AS A CASE STUDY)

ABSTRACTThe negative implications of sex work in Ekiti-State particularly among undergraduates has become a societal issues that need urgent attention-undergraduates sex work as a survival strategic behaviour had been identified to be common in hotels, bars, brothels, in their hostels around the campus and on the street as avenue/or action, (Onah, 2000)This study adopts the descriptive research design by making use of questionnaires in eliciting response on all the variables under investigati...

Attitudes Of The Society To The Mentally Ill Using Depression As A Case Study

 ABSTRACTThere has been much outcry of international organizations about the state of mental illness and how it affects a person's ability to perform the tasks necessary for daily living. Depression in particular causes an adjustment from the psychological well-being of an individual which is indicated by his emotional and behavioral disposition. This study investigated the attitudes of the society to the mentally ill using depression a case. The population constituted all the ...

IHECHIOWA OF AROCHUKWU LOCAL GOV’T AREA OF ABIA STATE: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF IHECHIOWA

Abstract/Intro.Ihechiowa has a rich history which has continued to impact on the people’s present-day worldview. It is a worldview that is hinged on the philosophy of brotherliness and a positive approach to life’s many challenges. It has also come to be one that believes in the imperative of applying tact and discipline in every undertaking as encapsulated in the adage that, “Onye asoghi egwu, adighi ike” (He who fears nothing is not strong). This means that a person who lacks the ca...

Divided Together: Social Media's Impact on Rising Political Polarization (Critical Approach to Digital Cultures)

Contemporary U.S. politics, especially after the 2016 election, have become more polarized than they ever were, with political candidates reflecting this. President Trump was one of the most inflammatory candidates ever to run for President, and on the left, polarization has proceeded as well, if more slowly—Trump, and before him, the Tea Party, is the face of the mainstream Republican Party, whereas more extreme left-wing figures such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez an...

Shared Semantic Structures for Automobile Brands among U.S. Residents

This research utilizes implementation of classic methods for systematic data collection using the medium of the Internet to investigate the idea of culture as a shared cognitive semantic structure. We used the material domain of automobile manufacturer brand names to investigate our intuition that a shared understanding exists within the American culture and is pervasive across a diversity of demographic groups. Semantic structure information for 48 automobile manufacturer brand names ...

Unwanted but Consensual Sexting Among Young Adults - Relations with Attachment and Sexual Motivations: A Review

This critical review will ascertain the extent to which the study by Drouin and Tobin 'Unwanted but consensual sexting among young adults: Relations with attachment and sexual motivations', can enhance the current area of study and attempts to point out where areas of exploration have been overlooked, or can be improved upon, for future study in this field.

Deviance is it a socially outmoded concept,

This essay explores the nature of deviance within Australian culture and considers its usefulness within a postmodern setting. Durkheim’s mechanical and organic solidarity , and the manner in which they form social ties is identified, along with the development of multiculturism in Australia. The elaboration of deviance to mainstream activities is also shown. Additionally, the expansion of second phase postmodernism is explored and suggests that, due to the inefficiency of social controls, ...

Questioning the link between Violent Video Gaming and aggression in society

The link between Violent Video Gaming (VVG) and aggression is a necessary field of study due to its potential impact upon society. This essay compares studies which identify links with aggressive behaviours. Western and Eastern cultures are considered in relation to each other, exploring the idea of attitude toward causal risk factors.

How relevant is the sociological imagination for understanding contemporary Australian society

How can we employ the Social Imagination to address homelessness, specifically in Melbourne, Australia?

The Media Portrayal of Melbournes Sudanese Community

This paper considers how the Sudanese community in Melbourne are portrayed by the media. Are there Sudanese icon who identify with their culture? We consider how racism is expressed and influences Melbourne's Sudanese community. Gang mentality has been attributed to Sudanese immigration, even though this has not been found by the evidence. Exclusion compounds racist perceptions. Two Sudanese celebrities, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Majak Daw, show has 'otherness' project a positive view of the S...

PERCEPTION OF STUDENT ON BOKO HARAM ACTIVITIES IN NIGERIA

    Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and its second largest economy, as well as one of America’s top oil suppliers. Despite a return to civilian government in 1999 after a long spell of military dominance, Nigeria remains a fractious nation, divided along ethnic and religious lines. Nigeria is a country with a history of rigged and violent elections, however, a watershed presidential election held in 2011 April peacefully brought a southerner to power many years since t...

The nature of begging as it constitutes a social problem in Nigeria as a whole and Sokoto North Local Government Area in particular

 This study focuses on the street begging which has been an age-long problem in Sokoto North local government areas and the efforts made by the government in several instances involved giving beggars monthly survival allowance and enlightenment campaign to combat this ugly situation. But this has often proved to be a short term solution. The study is fully convinced that if the government and other relevant authorities should apply different strategies in order to tackle the menace of st...

EXAMINING DRUG ABUSE IN KADUNA METROPOLIS (A STUDY OF SOME SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE

ABSTRACTDrug Abuse is becoming an increasing problem in Nigeria. This study sought to examine drug abuse in Kaduna State, Nigeria. The study adopted availability random sampling procedure. The sample size for this study was 100 respondents (n=100). Structured questionnaire was used to collect data. Four research questions were answered, and all data collected from the questionnaire were presented in a tabular form, using frequency and percentage. Results showed that majority of the respondent...

The Effects Of Divorce On Children's Socialisation.

In the contemporary Nigerian society, the traditional family values have been abandoned which was mainly influenced by the western ideology. As a result, the stability that characterized the traditional family system has withered away exposing the family to the susceptibility of breaking down. The consequence of these changes in family status has affected the members of the family especially the children.      Hence, The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of divorc...

FAMILY BACKGROUND AND INVOLVEMENT IN STREET VIOLENCE AMONG YOUTHS IN SHOMOLU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

ABSTRACTThis study examined family background and involvement in street violence among youths in shomolu local government Lagos state. It investigates specific objectives such as family size, family type, parent’s educational status, parent’s occupational status and how they influence involvement in street violence among youths. The study further examined existing literature of various scholars; three theories were applied and used to explain the prevalence of street violence. The ...


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