Research Papers/Topics in Sociology

COMPLETE WORK DRUG ABUSE

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 ...

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN AND THEIR RIGHTS IN SHOMOLU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, LAGOS STATE

                                                  ABSTRACT Domestic Violence against children is a major threat to global development as well as the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Domestic Violence is found in schools, institutions (such as orphanages and other residential care), on the streets, in the workplace and in prisons. Children experience domestic violence in their homes, schools and from other children.This study examined ...

Single Mothers parenting

ABSTRACTThis study is concerned with assessing single  mother’s experience of  socializing their dependent children in Ilorin South, Kwara State, Nigeria. The objective of the study is to find out the experiences of single mothers in socializing their children. The researcher has employed qualitative research methodology. The basic research  question is; how do single mothers take care of their family with the parenting style they adopt? For this purpose, the data requirements for the st...

Newer Contributions of Robert K

Robert King Merton (1910-2003) is a self-styled “Durkheimian,” writing very much in the functional tradition. In conceiving of society as a system it becomes natural to see it, like other systems, as composed of parts that are interrelated and whose operations have consequences on the whole. For example, when examining a simple system like the human body it becomes readily apparent that the various organs are interrelated and impact the overall health of the body. So is it with soc...

Critical review of Bronisław Malinowski functionalism

From 1910, Malinowski studied exchange and economics at the London School of Economics (LSE) under Seligman and Westermarck, analysing patterns of exchange in Aboriginal Australia through ethnographic documents. In 1914, he was given a chance to travel to New Guinea accompanying anthropologist R.R. Marett, but as World War I broke out and Malinowski was an Austrian subject, and thereby an enemy of the British commonwealth, he was unable to travel back to England. The Australian governm...

Alfred Reginald Radcliffe

Like nearly all sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and social theorists in the twentieth century, Alfred Reginald Radcliffe-Brown (born 17 January 1881 in Birmingham – died 24 October 1955 in London)  spent much of his career describing what his anthropology was not.  Adam Kuper similarly attempts to disentangle the misunderstood Radcliffe-Brown from the true theorist. While the misappropriations of Radcliffe-Brown’s theories are not interesting from the stand...

PATRIARCHY VS. FEMINISM: A CLASH OF PERSPECTIVES ON MARRIAGE AND FAMILY ISSUES.

Society has embarrassingly linger for a longer time over the conflict between the patriarchy movement and the recent upshoot called the feminism strand advocating for the right, equality and equity of all. It has been a thing of reactionary quest than a revolutionary subject of thoughts as roles, privileges, obligations; education etc has enshrined and engrafted these differences and preferences in a more definite form as it trickles down from time immemorial.  Interest...

TERRORISM AND CHILDREN: PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF THE IMPACT OF BOKO HARAM ON CHILDREN IN THE NORTH EAST OF NIGERIA.

Global terrorism is an extremely dangerous new threat in human history. Ben steadily on the rise, particularly in use unstable regions such as Africa and the Middle East. This study examine the primary investigation of the impact of boko haram on children in the north east of Nigeria to achieve the following objectives were set; to investigate the social psychological impact of boko haram on children, impact of boko haram violence on ...

THE PROPORTION OF POVERTY AMONG WOMEN IN GUSAU

ABSTRACTThis research project was designed to examine the proportions of poverty among women in Gusau Local Government Area, A study of Gusau metropolis.  This study research was aimed at investigating the sizes of illiteracy and limited access to healthcare among women in Gusau L.G.A. This study was also aimed at determining the rates of unemployment and low level of consumption among women in Gusau L.G.A. Qualitative and quantitative research methods were made used in this study...

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Towards Contraceptives Among Secondary School Students

The idea of sex and contraceptives among secondary school students in Nigeria has become an issue of growing concern.  In the past, sex and contraceptives used to be a thing for only married couples.   This primary knowledge has guided some people to believing that secondary school student do not have sex and at such need no contraceptive.  This kind of belief may not be correct.   Due to urbanization, modernization, industrialization, and the wide spread use of social media around the wo...

Women, but treated as sub-humans: Sexually-degrading Widowhood Practices in some Nigerian societies.

Married life is a much desired status in Nigeria for both men and women in Nigeria. However, nothing prepares one for widowhood. Apart from the fact that widows go through considerable amount of emotional and psychological stress, rather than be sympathized with, or even assisted, they are subjected to inhumane sexually-degrading widowhood practices. Such practices include being forced to have sex with the dead body of the deceased partner, being made to take public baths or tr...

Indiscriminatory Waste Disposal and Health Hazards in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State: Causes and Effects

The study generally investigated indiscriminatory waste disposal and health hazards in Ado-Ekiti, State. Specifically, the research work assessed the challenges of waste management, the causes and effects of indiscriminatory waste disposal, practices related to indiscriminatory waste disposal and the relationship between indiscriminatory waste disposal and health hazards.The research adopted a descriptive and exploratory-cross-sectional-non-experimental survey design. Data...

Attitude towards Access and Utilization of Maternal Health Services by Women at Sabon-Gari Local Government Area, Kaduna, Nigeria

AbstractObjective: Maternal deaths are alarmingly high globally due to relatively non-availability and non-use of maternal health services by a sizeable proportion of women in rural communities. Women in North-western Nigeria are presently experiencing the worst survival due to key components of maternal health services not being provided at Primary Health Centres (PHCs). The study, therefore, explores the attitude of women toward access and utilization of Maternal Health Services (MHS) p...

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