Research Papers/Topics in Sociology

Influence Of Youth Self-help Group Members’ Skills On Group Perfomance In Aldai Constituency, Nandi County, Kenya

The study explored youth self-help groups performance in relation to members skill levels. It focuses on the effects of acquired skills through education and training on the performance of youth Self-Help Groups. Although a number of studies have been done on youth groups, little knowledge exist on the relationship between skills acquired and the performance of such youth groups. In Kenya, youth programmes such as Youth Development Fund requires the youth to form grou...

Diversification Of Livelihood Strategies Among Isiria Maasai Of Lolgorien Ward, Narok County, Kenya

This study aimed at identifying, documenting and analysing alternative livelihood strategies adopted by Isiria Maasai due to socio-economic changes that made pastoralism vulnerable and unsustainable. It also sought to identify challenges encountered and suggest possible measures of redress. The study was carried out in Lolgorien and Ang’ata Barrikoi wards of Kilgoris Constituency in Narok County. A sample of 160 households and six key informants were selected and da...

Intergenerational Caregiving Of Orphans And Vulnerable Children: A Case Of Nyumbani Village, Kitui County Kenya

ABSTRACTThe society is increasingly marked by the number of children who are left without parents due to economic disenfranchisement, residential displacement, drug and alcohol addiction, homicide, high rates of incarceration and diseases such as Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The AIDS epidemic has yielded a remarkable generational shift pushing the responsibility for child rearing. The present situation is that grandparents are now taking on parenting roles f...

Influence Of Definitions Of Malaria Illness On Health-Seeking Behavior In Homabay County, Kenya

ABSTRACTMalaria poses a great challenge to countries in the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria is among the leading causes of mortality and morbidity. This disease kills many people despite the interventions that have been put in place. This study explored the influence of definitions of malaria illness on health-seeking behavior in Homabay County, Kenya. The objectives of this study were to document the socio-demographic characteristics of residents of Homabay County, to establish the def...

The Effectiveness Of Olgulului Predator Consolation Scheme In Addressing Humanpredator Conflict In Amboseli National Park, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe study provides in-depth understanding of human-predator conflict whichinvolves livestock killing by wild animals (lions, leopard, hyena, cheetah andleopards) and the livestock farmer’s kill wild predators to secure theirlivelihoods. Globally and locally, human-predator conflict efforts to minimizeconflicts included compensation for livestock losses, human death / injury andsupport to social development programs. Whilst acknowledging efforts madeto address the human-predator conf...

Influence Of Organizational Practices On Time Management And Outcomes: The Federal Inland Revenue Service In Sokoto Metropolis, Nigeria

ABSTRACTOrganizations are primarily designed to achieve some specific goals. The fact remains that workers in every organization have a role to play for the purpose of achieving goals which organizations are designed to achieve. Directly or indirectly, therefore, workers‟ commitment to the realization of organizational goal is a major parameter that can be used to measure the performance of organization. One of the indices of workers commitment to the realization of organizational goal is t...

Effects Of Social Conflicts On The Livelihoods Of Households In Kerio Valley Basin, Kenya

ABSTRACTThe United Nations (UN) and World Bank (2017) indicate that the emerging forms of violent conflicts have tended to be more complex and protracted. They involve more non-state and state agencies and are characterized by substantial loss of lives, displacement of population, destruction of property, social and economic wellbeing. Conflicts in the North Rift Region of Kenya, particularly in Kerio Valley, similarly have had severe effects on the socio-economic wellbeing and livelihoods of...

The Role Of Ethnomedicine In The Provision Of Primary Health Care: The Case Of Iguhu Location, Kakamega South District, Kakamega County, Kenya

ABSTRACTPrimary health care is essential health care based on practical,scientifically sound andsocially acceptable methods and technology made universally accessible toindividuals and families in the community through their full participation and at a costthat the community and the country can afford to maintain at every stage of theirdevelopment in the spirit of self-determination. Ethnomedicine is widely recognized.as an important element of primary health care. However, there seems ...

Youth Involvement In Soil Fertility Management In Embu And Vihiga Counties, Kenya

ABSTRACTKenya and generally Sub-Saharan Africa has been experiencing a severe decline in soil fertility which has resulted in low crop productivity, thereby threatening country’s and the region’s efforts to overcome some of the challenges including food insecurity, malnutrition, poverty, and general unemployment. While efforts have been put in place to improve the declining fertility of soils including development and importation of new soil fertility management (SFM) techniques and techn...

The Socio-Demographic And Socio-Cultural Determinants Of The Inaccuracy Of Official Crime Statistics In Ghana

ABSTRACT In an attempt to aid policy formulation towards crime prevention, statistics on different types of crimes committed must be properly gathered and documented. In Ghana, crime statistics gathered from police records and victimization surveys indicate a discrepancy between the two forms of statistics. Using a sample of 16,445 and 203 respondents from the secondary and the primary data sources, respectively, the study sought to establish the level of significance of the “Dark Figu...

The Political Economy Of Export Crops In Ghana: A Study Of The Mango Industry

ABSTRACT The Ghana government in 1984 embarked on an economic recovery program where the country’s export crops were diversified and marketing liberalized. The diversification led to expansion in production and export of mango products. There has been a gap in ascertaining the impact of government agricultural policy on mango production and horticultural export crops promotion and agro-processing policy. Another gap is the limited literature on sociological contribution of commercial ...

The Prospects And Constraints Of Reintegrating Accused Witches In Mainstream Society: The Case Of Tindang And Gambaga Witches' Camps

ABSTRACT Belief in witchcraft is a world wide phenomenon. In Africa, its occurrence is almost universal. Although in some societies this belief plays a very minor role in the daily lives of the people, in most it is no exaggeration to say that one cannot gain any fundamental grasp of the attitude which people have towards one another nor can one understand many aspects of their ideas regarding good, evil and causation and their associated beliefs without understanding their belief in wi...

Goal Setting As A Motivation To Teachers: A Study Of Teachers Of Second Cycle Schools In The New-Juaben And Yilo Krobo District Of The Eastern Region

ABSTRACT Goal setting play an important role in motivation. It has the ability to direct attention and ensures persistence of an individual. In this study, the researcher was interested in how goal setting serve as a motivation to teachers in Senior High Schools in Eastern Region of Ghana. The objectives of the study were to find the factors that influence teachers to set personal goals, to examine how these set goals direct attention and regulates their efforts, to explore the range of...

The Nexus Between Proliferation Of Small Arms And Armed Robbery In Ghana

ABSTRACT This thesis examines the nexus between proliferation of small arms and armed robbery in Ghana using Alavanyo as the epicenter of manufacturing of small arms. Using a qualitative research method approach, a selected sample of 39 respondents were interviewed. The study relied on Merton‟s Strain Theory and Sutherland‟s Differential Association Theory to anchor data analysis. The study showed that blacksmiths engage in illegal manufacturing of small arms to obtain money to meet...

Factors Influencing Divorce And Childhood Development In Zanzibar: A Case Study Of Urban West

ABSTRACT The study was assessing the factors influenced Divorces, and Childhood development in Zanzibar and took Urban West as a case study, because there was no research of such nature. Judgmental sampling procedure was employed. Twenty-five (25) of the respondents were women, twenty five Men (25), were selected for questionnaire surveys. Twenty one (21) Children were chosen for Focused Group Discussion (FGD) and eighteen (18) Officers from different institutions were purposively s...


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