Research Papers/Topics in Sociology

The nature of begging as it constitutes a social problem in Nigeria as a whole and Sokoto North Local Government Area in particular

 This study focuses on the street begging which has been an age-long problem in Sokoto North local government areas and the efforts made by the government in several instances involved giving beggars monthly survival allowance and enlightenment campaign to combat this ugly situation. But this has often proved to be a short term solution. The study is fully convinced that if the government and other relevant authorities should apply different strategies in order to tackle the menace of st...

EXAMINING DRUG ABUSE IN KADUNA METROPOLIS (A STUDY OF SOME SELECTED LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE

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...

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...

The Media and Environmental Sanitation Communication in Awka South Local Government Area Anambra State.

ABSTRACTCommunication campaigns in developing countries like Nigerian have not been so successful in driving demand using commercial techniques and also in appealing to consumer preferences for safety, cleanliness, and prestige for environmental sanitation. Thus, this study investigated media and environmental sanitation communication in Awka South Local Government Area, Anambra State. A cross-sectional research design was adopted for this study using multistage sampling procedures to draw a ...

Gender and use of social media among undergraduates in lagos

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1 Background of StudyThe world is today celebrating the improvements in communication technology which hasbroadened the scope of communication through Information and CommunicationTechnologies (ICTs). Modern Technology in communication no doubt has turned the entireworld into a “Global village”. But as it is, technology like two sides of a coin, bring with itboth negative and positive sides. It helps people to be better informed, enlightened, ...

Approaches to indigenous dispute resolution

ABSTRACTThe main goal of this study was to assess the approaches to indigenous dispute resolution inIkoro Ekiti in Ijero Local Government area of Ekiti State. Efforts of resolving disputes in thewestern part of the country most especially the community in question are proving futile.This is because, the efforts are largely conventional in nature. The applications of modern lawcourt system in dispute resolution have been very minimal as many prefer locally traditionalknowledge and procedure. T...

Education and Social Mobility Among Residents in Surulere Local Government

ABSTRACTThe research work examined education and social mobility among the residents in Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos. Four Research questions and four Research hypotheses guided the study. To achieve this, a non-experimental research design of cross sectional survey method was adopted. The simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 200 residents from the age of 30 and above. The descriptive statistics of frequency counts and percentage were used to analyze the de...

Impact of Mass Media on Students Academic Performance

ABSTRACTIn recent times, mass media has become very essential in every sphere of human endeavour which has necessitated the use of more media medium such as the internet in educational institutions, modern and effective media systems have replaced the existing traditional ways of gathering information, and getting entertained. The objectives of this study are; to ascertain the level of importance of mass media preference on students’ academic performance, to discover how the nature of...

Family Background and Involvement in Street Voilence Among Youths in Shomolu Local Government Area

ABSTRACT This 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. T...

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