Sociology Research Papers/Topics

A Serological Study Of Some Cauliflower Mosaic Virus Isolates

ABSTRACT Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used successfully to detect cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV) in crude leaf extracts. Small serological differences between CaMV isolates could be shown by ELISA and serum cross-absorption. Serological reactivity of CaMV was found to depend on the proteolytic degradation state of the virus coat protein so making it impossible to establish defi= nite serological relationships among the virus isolates tested. Proteolysis during purification o...

Challenges Facing Implementation Of Witness Protection Program In Kenya

ABSTRACT Witnesses in highly sensitive cases are often intimated and physically harmed by people they are witnessing against or their associated. Kenyan government has enacted witness protection laws as results of pressure from International Criminal Court as part of conditions in prosecution of Post-Election Violence (PEV). This study sought to identify and document challenges facing implementation of witness protection program in Kenya. Specifically, this current study sought to achieve fol...

Oil Producing Communities’ Initiatives And the Dynamics of Conflict and the Peace Building in Niger-Delta

ABSTRACT  Local initiatives in the dynamics of conflict and peace building are germane in understanding the actions and inactions of a people towards their plights and sustainable development. This study therefore adopts a qualitative methodology in investigating local communities’ initiative in the unending conflicts and peace building processes in Nigeria, using Gokana, Onelga, and Etche communities in Rivers State as case study. Major findings revealed that the roles and networks of ke...

An Examination Of The Implementation And Prioritization Of The Three-Pronged Anti-Corruption Strategy In Nairobi County, Kenya (2003-2011)

ABSTRACT This study examined the factors which influenced the implementation and prioritization of the three-pronged strategy which the Government of Kenya adopted in 2003 to fight corruption. Despite its adoption, the prevalence of corruption in the country remained high as reported in the anti-corruption commission reports, corruption perception surveys, parliamentary reports and in the media. The widespread corruption was an indication that the strategy faced challenges in reducing it and...

Non-governmental Organizations’ (Ngos) Participation In Empowering Hiv/Aids Orphaned Children In Njoro Sub County, Nakuru County, Kenya

This study assessed the NGOs participation in empowering HIV/AIDS orphaned children in Njoro Sub County Nakuru County. In Kenya, 2.5 million children under the age of 18 years are orphans. Out of these 2.5 million children, 1.5 million are orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Children orphaned by HIV/AIDS are stigmatized and lack access to important life skills for survival due to poverty and illiteracy. This harms their self-esteem and denies them better job prospects, economic independence and a gene...

Factors Influencing Social Exclusion Of Elderly Persons In Alego-usonga Constituency, Siaya County, Kenya

This study sought to examine the factors that influence social exclusion of elderly persons in Alego-Usonga Constituency, Siaya County. Social exclusion can be defined as a process by which individuals or social groups are detached from key social realms that determine an individual‟s integration in the society. The problem manifests itself among elderly persons in form of weak social ties with members of the community; limited income; lack of proper home-based care; poor health and nu...

Organizational Factors Influencing Community Policing Strategy Among Security Agencies In Njoro Sub-county, Nakuru County, Kenya

This study sought to assess the influence of security agency organizational factors on the implementation of community policing strategy in Njoro Sub-County. It sought to establish the level of community policing strategy implementation by security agencies, and investigate the influence of two aggregate organizational factors (organizational structure and management styles) on the implementation of community policing. The study was guided by the contingency theory and diffusion of innov...

The Effect Of Dominion Irrigation Project On Household Livelihoods In South Central Alego Location, Siaya County, Kenya

ABSTRACT This study sought to explore the effect of Dominion Irrigation Project on the household livelihoods of the residents of South Central Alego. It was motivated by continued agitation on the part of the locals arising from claims of territorial space and unfulfilled promises on the part of the Multinational Corporation. The specific objectives of this study were to: determine the role played by Dominion Irrigation Project on the economic empowerment of the households in the location; es...

Food Aid And Food Sovereignty Among The Pokot Of East Pokot District, Baringo County, Kenya

ABSTRACT This study focused on Food Aid and food sovereignty among the Pokot of East Pokot district, Baringo County of Northern Kenya. Food aid by the colonial government was a reality in East Pokot as far back as 1930s. Civil societies/NGOs also joined in making this exercise a perennial phenomenon in this region to date. The study established the traditional coping mechanisms of the Pokot; examined the effects of food aid on the attitude and practice of the people towards their own food s...

Strategies Used By South Sudanese Migrants In Adapting To The New Way Of Life In Nakuru Municipality, Nakuru County, Kenya

ABSTRACT This study explored the strategies used by South Sudanese migrants in adapting to the new way of life in Nakuru municipality, Kenya. Migration is part of human life and involves peoples’ movement from one place to another depending on many factors that include resource distribution and the opportunities that some areas in the world present compared to other areas. As a result of the conflict in Sudan, 1983-2005, South Sudanese migrated to Kenya for fear of political persecution, h...

An Evaluation Of The Impacts Of The National Health Insurance Scheme On The Employees’ Health Status At The University Of Ibadan

ABSTRACT This study examined employees' health care status andABSTRACT This study examined employees' health care status and provision of health care services under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NILIS) at the Universiry of Ibadan, Nigeria. Data were collected from 383 randomly selected respondents through survey method Ei&teen in-depth interviews DIs) were conducted among nine maIe and female respondents each to reflect greater balance. The data generated through the questionnaire we...

Ethnopsychiatry Of The Nsukkaigbo Of Southeastern Nigeria: An Ethnographic Survey

Abstract There is a growing view that for more success in mental healthcare, a contextual approach is necessary either as stand alone or complimentary to the orthodox approach. In this inquiry, the autochthonous Nsukka psychiatric system was studied using ethnographic approach, and compared with orthodox health system. The principal data collection strategy used was the full participant observation technique. This was supplemented with focus group discussion and indepth interview techniques....

MALE-CHILD SYNDROME AND THE AGONY OF MOTHERHOOD AMONG THE IGBO OF NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The persistence of high fertility among the lgbo of Nigeria is linked to the relative strength of the pronatalist tradition among them. Perceived relative benefits of male children as potential custodians of both identity and lineage have sustained this value over generations. A woman, who achieves recognition and status by the birth of at least one male child, is considered fulfilled and ultimately accorded greater respect relative to her counterparts who do not achieve the sa...

Sexual Behavior or Married Men during Pregnancy and After Childbirth in Ibu Ian: Evidence from Focus Group Discussions.

Abstract' Male role and responsibility in reproductive health matters JUIl'1:' become consistent prerequisites to understanding maternal issues generally., Through focus group discussions (FGDs};this. exploratory research investigates sexual behaviour of married men during pregnancy and after birth in .Ibadan Southwestern Nigeria as a way of highlighting the-/inks between these. periods and pregnancy Oil/comes and the health status of couples. The study '. shows lliut sexual behaviour of men ...

Negative Life Events And Aggressive Behavior Of Efunsetan Aniwura

ABSTRACT Proofs have emerged in Psychology that people with negative life events can be subjected to various anti-social behaviors, especially ones that are very aggressive and very inimical to the peace and order of the society. This paper examines the negative life events of Madam Efunsetan Aniwura and the consequential effects of such events on her behavior. It traces the history of the woman and examines the negative life events she experienced.  The paper diagnoses the effects of her p...


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