Research Papers/Topics in Sociology

Education and Social Mobility Among Residents in Surulere Local Government

ABSTRACTThe research work examined education and social mobility among the residents in Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos. Four Research questions and four Research hypotheses guided the study. To achieve this, a non-experimental research design of cross sectional survey method was adopted. The simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 200 residents from the age of 30 and above. The descriptive statistics of frequency counts and percentage were used to analyze the de...

Improving youth employment in Botswana: The need for evidence based policy and programme development

Youth unemployment is a major policy concern that deserves urgent attention because it has become a threat to the social, economic and political stability of the country. It leads to a variety of social ills, including; poverty, alcohol abuse, crime and social unrests. Policy and programmes response to the problem of youth unemployment are many and varied but have almost always taken the form of social welfare provision and less on promotion of practical education and skills training. ...

Challenges to social policies: A critical analysis of youth intervention programmes in Botswana

Young people are an important human resource and Botswana is no exception. The critical challenge facing Botswana is to raise the rate of economic growth to levels incorporating broad based improvement in the standards of living and well-being of youth. The country faces high levels of poverty, unemployment and inequality which have hit the youth group so hard. Significant pockets of poverty remain, especially in rural areas. The living conditions of the vast majority of Botswana are d...

Poverty and Child Labour: Its Economic Implication on Itiam Community

Abstract: This study examined the issues relating to poverty and child labour, and its economic implication on Itiam Community with particular references to economic status of parents, income of parents, and economic status of parents at childhood. Using chi-square method for the analyses, a total of 473 questionnaires were distributed to randomly selected secondary schools in the three villages that make up Itiam Community. Out of the 473 questionnaires, only 316 were returned. Giv...

Impact of Mass Media on Students Academic Performance

ABSTRACTIn recent times, mass media has become very essential in every sphere of human endeavour which has necessitated the use of more media medium such as the internet in educational institutions, modern and effective media systems have replaced the existing traditional ways of gathering information, and getting entertained. The objectives of this study are; to ascertain the level of importance of mass media preference on students’ academic performance, to discover how the nature of...

Poverty, Illiteracy cum Prosperity Theology in Nigeria: A Quantitative Study

ABSTRACTProsperity Theology is the teaching that believers have a right to the blessings of health and wealth and that they can obtain these blessings through positive confessions of faith and the “sowing of seeds” through the faithful payment of tithes and offerings.  However, the literature reveals that most adherents to the prosperity gospel are not prospering financially and prosperity preachers have been accused of feeding fat from the donations of church members.  Even at that, mi...

Family Background and Involvement in Street Voilence Among Youths in Shomolu Local Government Area

ABSTRACT This 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. T...

SOCIOLOGY EFFECT OF GENDER DISPARITY ON GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITES

EFFECTS OF GENDER DISPARITY ON GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIESGender inequality, gender disparity, gender segregation, gender conflict, gender liberation and gender discrimination of all sorts are critical points of references in documentary evidences in various conversations locally and worldwide. There is little denying  the fact that investing  in human capital is one of  the most effective means of reducing  poverty  and  encouraging  sustainable  development  in Nigeri...

Perception of Student on Boko Haram Activities in Nigeria. (case study of university of ibadan).

Boko-Haram is a local militia insurgent group hence; their activities have grown to be recognized as a TERRORIST GROUP.  Boko Haram has its origin in the activities of their late leader “Yusuf”, a secondary school drop-out who later went to Chad and Niger Republic to study Quran. While in these two countries, he developed radical views against westernization andmodernization just like the Maitatsine. Back here in Nigeria after his study, Yusuf established in 2001 what is today known as...

Corruption - Implications to Sustainable Economic Growth and Consequences to Poverty Alleviation ... Nigeria

AbstractNigeria: Corruption has been identified as one of the most aggrieving concepts hampering human and economic progress in developing countries; a finding particularly relevant to the Nigerian case. Corruption exacerbates economic growth, reduces economic efficiency and development despite the availability of enormous human and natural resources in the country of investigation. The cardinal thrust of the present paper is to inquire about corruption in the Nigerian context under ap...

CAUSES OF DIVORCE IN NIGERIA

The aims of this study are as follows:(1)To examine whether marital infidelity influence divorce among couple.(2)To examine whether income influence divorce among couple.(3)To examine whether polygamy influence divorce among couple.TABLE OF CONTENTSCHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTIONBACKGROUND OF THE STUDYPURPOSE OF THE STUDYSTATEMENT OF THE PROBLEMSDEFINITION OF TERMSCHAPTER TWOLITERATURE REVIEWTHEORETICAL REVIEWTHEORIES OF CONFLICTCONFLICT-SPIRAL MODELSTRUCTURAL CHANGE MODELAGGRESSOR-DEFENDER MODELEMPI...

CAUSES AND EFFECT OF ALCOHOLISM AMONG YOUTHS

INTRODUCTION The oxford advanced Dictionary (7th edition) describe the term alcoholism as “the medical condition caused by drinking too much alcohol regularly”. While, the encyclopedia Encarta (2006) describes the term alcoholism as “the consumption of either spirits wine, bee and malt to such an extent that it affects the social or  work related functioning of an individual”.Alcoholism  has become a common practice especially among youths it in Chukun L...

CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF MARITAL PROBLEMS

INTRODUCTION As the marriage in Islam is contract between two parties it is clear that it shall continue only so long as the parties carryout the terms and conditions of the contract. But if both or either of them should fail to carryout the term or fulfill their duties towards each other, then the contract may be broken. This is what we called divorce or Talaq.CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.0INTRODUCTION1.1STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 1.2SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY 1.3PURPOSE OF THE STUDY...

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT IN GYEL DISTRICT OF JOS SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

ABSTRACTThe research work analyses the cause of child abuse and neglect. The various form of child abuse and their impact on the child and the society. Child abuse and neglect leads to denial of the child’s right which includes: education, food, health, medical care etc. to determine the trend and pattern of child abuse and neglect, identifying factors that lead parents/guardians engaging in abusing their children.Questionnaires were distributed to respondents in the study area. Data o...

GREED, DISHONESTY, CORRUPTION, LIES, SETUP ARE IMPEDIMENTS TO NIGERIA DEVELOPMENT

PREFACEThis term paper was written due to the rise in these evil vices in the society. It was prepared to bring to the knowledge of my readers the evil effect of these vices. Chapter one tells us about the definition of the terms and the relationships between these terms. Chapter two tells us about the Nigerian society and how these evil vices operate in the society. The causes of these vices and the hindrance to Nigerian development. Chapter three focuses on corruption in the ...


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