Research Papers/Topics in Sociology

Negotiating Life: An Analysis of the Life of Scrap Metal Dealers in The Tema-Ashaiman Metropolis

ABSTRACT The study deals with the scrap dealers in the Tema-Ashaiman Metropolis (TAM). The purpose is to provide an analyses of the everyday life of scrap metal dealers in the metropolis. This was done by establishing the socio-demographic background of the scrap dealers and identifying the driving factors that lead them into this occupation. It traced the activities and the stages involved - from collection up to the delivery points. It also established the gains and risks involved in this ...

Traditional Beliefs, Practices and Maternal Health in The Sekyere South District of Ghana

ABSTRACT The research studies the traditional beliefs and practices about pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum periods in the Sekyere South District of Ashanti Region. Its objectives are to document the social meanings attached to pregnancy and childbirth, to examine the beliefs and practices about pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum periods and to interrogate the practices that promote maternal health in the community. Applying principally a qualitative approach, a total of thirty five res...

Volunteering for Health Services in Kintampo, Ghana: In Whose Interest?

ABSTRACT To address the challenge of health worker’s shortage, Ghana like many African countries, uses community volunteers to assist in the provision of certain health services to rural and hard-to-reach communities. However, few studies have been done in the country to ascertain the motivation for volunteering and the retention of these volunteers. Adopting the Homan’s Social Exchange Theory as its theoretical perspective, this study examines the motivation for volunteering and the ret...

An Appraisal of the Socio-Economic Implications of Boko Haram Insurgency (A Study of Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria)

ABSTRACTThis study examines the socio-economic implications of Boko Haram in Yola, Adamawa State. Specifically, the study intends to determine the effect of Boko haram insurgency on the economic activities of people in Yola metropolis; to identifies the effects of Boko Haram insurgency on the household education; to examine the roles of Boko haram insurgency on the religions activities among people; to identifies the effects of Boko haram insurgency on the access to health service, as well as...

An Examination of the Causes and Implications of Prostitution Among University Students in Nigeria (A Study of IBB University Lapai, Niger State)

This research focuses on the an examination of the cause and implications of prostitution among university students in Nigeria: A study of IBB university Lapai Niger State. The aim and objective of the study is to provide an examination on the causes and implications of of prostitution among university students. Three theories were used to explain implication of prostitution and the theory also explain the reason for the involvement in prostitution (The theories include Strain Anomie theory a...

Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting Maternal Health: A Study Of Owukpa Community, Ogbadigbo L.G.A, Benue State And Obolloeke Community, Udenu L.G.A, Enugu State

ABSTRACT For women of childbearing age, the major challenge is the risk of maternal death as a result of poor health during pregnancy and childbirth. Women face this challenge because of their reproductive biology, and in a country with one of the world’s highest maternal mortality ratio the dangers are particularly pronounced especially in rural areas. Deprivations and certain social cultural factors combine to create poor health for women in developing countries and most especially in ru...

The Implications Of Street Children On Security In Sokoto Metropolis

ABSTRACT Security challenges is one of the major social problems confronting not only Sokoto Metropolis or Nigeria in general, but most of the third world countries and some other parts of the world. Street children are often found to be active participants in most of the social uprisings that were witnessed in some parts of Nigeria, particularly Sokoto metropolis. The quest to find out why and how the number of street children is increasing and how it affects the level of security prompted t...

Cultural Belief And Immunization In Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area, Kebbi State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The hostility of community member towards immunization has been a concern to the health workers and this has been attributed to their cultural belief. The objective of this study is therefore to examine cultural beliefs and immunization of children. 120 questionnaire were administered were designed for three categories of respondents who are parent, health personnel’s and traditional and religious leaders. Each group mentioned was administered with 40 questionnaires each as they we...

An Impact Assessment Of Poverty Alleviation Programmes: A Study Of Kano Women Empowerment Programme

ABSTRACT The reasons certain groups of people remain enriched by polio immunization services and why others reject them, have been a concern to researchers, some have attributed it to religious and traditional beliefs while others suggested that it is as a result in different attitude prediction and beliefs of people. The objective of the study is to examine the attitudes of people towards polio immunization in Argungu Local Government Kebbi State. The methodology employed was purely descript...

Analysis Of The Rights Of Inmates In Kaura Namoda Satelite Prison, Zamfara State

ABSTRACT Prisons in many countries of the world are overcrowded and congested, have decaying infrastructure, lack hygiene and adequate health facilities, and, as such, prisoner’s health and life are in danger. An attempt to analyze the rights of inmates in Kaura Namoda Satalite prison is the major objective. Moreover, survey research was used for the purpose of the study which adopts both quantitative and qualitative methods of research. It samples the entire population in the prison (80 re...

Role of Local Government Council in the Development of Rural Communities: A Study of Wara, Ngaski Local Government, Kebbi State

ABSTRACT The poor state of some rural community is becoming an unpleasant sight in this present age where development has suddenly become the order of the day even in the government of the nation. Several scholars therefore have ascribed this unpleasantness to Local Governments. Thus, this research examined the role of local government council in the development of rural communities. Literature in this respect on rural development efforts by Local Government Council was reviewed. Similarly, ...

The Attitude of Men Towards Family Planning. A Case Study of Sokoto North Local Government, Sokoto State

ABSTRACT This research work focused on the attitude of men towards family planning in Sokoto North Local Government, 50 questionnaires were designed and distributed among the target population in the study area multi-stage cluster sampling techniques was use to select 4 wards out of the entire ward of the study area which consists upon ended question various information gathered was presented in the table using frequency and percentage. The ended findings of this research shows that despite t...

Public Perception On The Impact Of Childlessness On Married Couple: A Study Of Awgu Local Government Area, Enugu State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT The problem of childlessness which is majorly caused by sickness, diseases and infertility in Awgu L.G.A gave rise to this study. This study investigated the Public Perception on the Impact of Childlessness on Married Couples in Awgu Local Government Area, of Enugu state. The study was conducted between November 2017 and May 2018. Six research questions and two hypotheses were formulated. The research design used was sample survey descriptive design. The quantitative and qualitative...

Cultural Practices And Infant Mortality In Wammako Local Government Area Of Sokoto State

ABSTRACT Save the children initiative (2014), estimated general infant mortality rate to be 100 deaths per 1,000 live births for the 2011-2014 period (NPC, 2014). Regionally, south east, south west, north east and northwest have infant mortality rates of 74, 81, 129 and 139 deaths per 1,000 live births respectively. Indicating the highest concentration in the North West (NPC, 2014).This research examines if there is any relationship between some cultural practices and infant death in Wamakko...

The Effectiveness Of Recruitment, Selection And Placement Policies Of Organizations In Nigeria A Case Study Of Kano

ABSTRACT Recruitments selection and placement function is an important task of personnel management. It is a function that determines who is employed and filled vacant position for the smooth running of the organization. In Nigeria the recruitment, selection and placement function is not justly done because of the complex nature of the society. It is being influenced by such factors as tribalism, neporism, favourtism etc. The employee of every organization serve as the engine that regulate t...


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