Research Papers/Topics in Sociology and Anthropology

Access to Primary Health Care Services and Child Mortality in Orumba North

ABSTRACT  Lack of access to Primary Health Care services has consistently posed serious health risks in Nigeria, especially in rural areas, where health facilities are largely inadequate or absent in extreme cases. This study examined the socio-cultural factors affecting access to PHC services and child mortality in Orumba North LGA of Anambra State. A cross-sectional survey research was conducted to generate data to answer the research questions as well as test the hypothesis. Both quantita...

Perception of Aging and Knowledge of Aging Issues Among the Nigerian Youth Implications for Social Policy

ABSTRACT  The growing percentage of the elderly in the population has raised questions about societies' ability to meet their needs and about the economic and social consequences of supporting them. In Nigeria at present, the population of the elderly (60 +) according to the 1991 census is 4% of the population. There is also little or no government support for the elderly as a group rather the care of the elderly in Nigeria is within the domain of the family. It follows therefore that family...

Female Trafficking as Organized Crime in Nigeria A Study of Public Perception in Onitsha, Anambra State

ABSTRACT The study was aimed at finding the public perception of Onitsha inhabitants on female trafficking and organized crime in Nigeria. The major objective of the study was to look at female trafficking and organized crime in Onitsha, and suggest ways of reducing or eliminating the crime. The specific objectives included: to ascertain why Nigerians engage in female trafficking; to find out the organized criminal networks that facilitate female trafficking in Nigeria; to find out the links...

Mediation as an Alternative Method of Conflict Resolution in Nigeria (A Study of Citizens Rights and Mediation Centre, Enugu)

ABSTRACT  The study was undertaken to explore mediation as an alternative method of conflict resolution in Nigeria with particular reference to ‘’Citizens’ Rights and Mediation Centre, Enugu. Findings were made from responses of 111 respondents from the study area. Cross-sectional survey design was adopted for this work, and were used to elicit data for this study. The study also made use of questionnaire as a means of collecting quantitative primary data. Statistical methods such as t...

Knowledge and Use of Contraceptive Methods among Youth in Abuja Metropolis

ABSTRACT  Unwanted pregnancy followed by unsafe abortion can be avoided by using different contraceptive methods. Information on knowledge, attitude and practice of contraceptives among youth is particular important because of high rates of teenage and unwanted pregnancies as well as soaring STI and HIV.AIDS rates. Unfortunately, in Nigeria, the case is not different as significant proportion of youth who engages in premarital sex, either lack basic knowledge of contraception, or are ignoran...

Food Taboos in Traditional African Societies A Study of Onicha Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State

ABSTRACT  This research work is a product of the researcher’s desire to explore the various food taboos in traditional African societies with special focus on Onicha Ezinihitte, Mbaise Local Government area of Imo state. The study aims at finding out the food taboos in Onicha Ezinihittee and their essence in the traditional culture. The study also looked at the attitude of the Onicha Ezinihitte towards food taboos and the changes that have taken place over time. The research adopted the qu...

A Survey of Public Opinion on some Aspects of Social Change and Crime in Nigeria- A Study of Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State Nigeria

ABSTRACT  The study was designed to investigate the extent to which social changes have influenced crime especially in Udi L.G.A. of Enugu State. Specifically, the study attempted to establish existing relationships if any between changes in the socio-economic and political values and rate of criminal activity in Udi society. The purpose of this study was to identify forms of social change that have taken place in Udi over time and their influence on crime. The specific objective was to asce...

Integrated Strategies of Crime Control in Contemporary Nigeria: A Study of Onitsha South Local Government Area of Anambra State

ABSTRACT This study is on integrated strategies of crime control in contemporary Nigeria with Onitsha South Local Government Area of Anambra state as its study Area. It is prompted by the need to findout not just what the residents of the Local Government Area perceive the integrated strategies to be but what on how they effective perceive them to be. The findings of five indepth interview with the officials of the 5 key agents and institutions of crime control was triangulated with the respo...

A Survey of Public Opinion On Some Aspects of Social Change and Crime in Nigeria: A Study of Udi L.G.A. of Enugu State Nigeria

ABSTRACT The study was designed to investigate the extent to which social changes have influenced crime especially in Udi L.G.A. of Enugu State. Specifically, the study attempted to establish existing relationships if any between changes in the socio-economic and political values and rate of criminal activity in Udi society. The purpose of this study was to identify forms of social change that have taken place in Udi over time and their influence on crime. The specific objective was to ascert...

Perception of Criminality and Socio-Cultural Environment in Enugu State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT Criminality, a destructive phenomenon, is deeply rooted in Nigeria. The increasing incidences of this Cankerworm stars us on the faces daily. Our radios, televisions and newspapers churn out blood chilling stories of armed robbery attacks, kidnapping, human sacrifices, embezzlement of public funds, etc daily. Our prevention and control agencies have been over burdened by the monstrous situation that they offer little or no solution to it. Consequent upon the above hopeless condition,...

Socio-Cultural Factors Associated with Exclusive Breastfeeding Practice Among Nursing Mothers in Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT This study examined the socio-cultural factors associated with EBF practices in Enugu state. A cross-sectional survey of 1,734 nursing mothers who were breastfeeding their infants as at the time of the study was conducted in eight Local Government Areas (LGAs) in EnuguState. Multistage sampling procedure was employed in selecting the above sample size for this study. The major instrument for data collection was a uniform set of structured questionnaire administered by trained researc...

Christianity and Autochthonous Burial Rites Among the Ovim Igbo: A Study in Cultural Change in an Igbo Sub-Group of South-Eastern Nigerian

ABSTRACT This research work is a product of the researcher’s desire to contribute to the existing stock of knowledge on Christianity and autochthonous burial rites. The study aims at bringing out the essence of mortuary protocols in the traditional culture. The study also looked at the changes that have taken place in the performance of traditional funeral rites in Ovim and else where. The research adopted the qualitative method of data collection and analysis. Conventionally, in ethnograph...

The Perceived Impact of Multinational Corporations on National Development: A Study of Oguta Local Government Area, Imo State.

ABSTRACT Nigeria is endowed with oil and mineral resources and these attracted multinational corporations. They were seen as agents of development but it was not so. There was exploitation, environmental pollution and underdevelopment in the oil producing states. This caused pollution, low standard of living, oil spillage and unemployment. The general objective of the study was to ascertain the contributions of multinational corporations to the development of Oguta local government area. The ...

An Evaluation of the Judiciary as a Major Plank of Criminal Justice System in Nigeria: A Study of Enugu State

ABSTRACT The study evaluates the judiciary as the major unit of criminal justice system in Nigeria. Case flow management, financial autonomy, inadequate facilities, and other constraints have made it difficult for judiciary in Enugu State to dispense cases freely. The objectives of this study therefore were to find out how slow dispensation of cases by judiciary affects their citizens in criminal matters. The researcher used propositions to discuss and analyze the problems facing judiciary in...

Public Perception of Drug Addiction and Its Socio-Economic Implications in Nigeria: A Study of Enugu Urban

ABSTRACT This study was aimed at investigating the perception of the general public on the socio-economic implications of drug addiction in Nigeria. The study was conducted in Enugu urban and a sample of six hundred (600) respondents aged 18 years and above resident in Enugu urban were selected through simple random sampling. Structured questionnaires developed by the researcher were administrated to the respondents by six research assistants. In addition in depth interviews were conducted wi...


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