Newspaper Coverage of Sexual Assault in Nigeria (2015)

Oluwatobi Bolaji 90 PAGES (20361 WORDS) Project
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ABSTRACT

The mass media plays vital roles in informing the public on relevant issues like sexual assault in the society. This study investigated the coverage of sexual assault stories in two Nigerian Dailies – The Punch and The Guardian newspapers, 2015. A sample size of 412 editions was drawn using the simple random sampling technique. A total of 59 reports were found in the 412 editions analyzed. Rape was revealed as the most prominent form of sexual assault reported in the selected Nigerian newspapers. The Punch had 92% of its stories on rape while The Guardian had 8%. Based on the findings; it is recommended that more prominence be accorded sexual assault stories by Nigerian newspapers to increase the awareness level of the various adverse effects of the issue on individuals and the society at large.

Key words: Newspaper Coverage, Sexual Assault

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TABLE OF CONTENT

Title page i

Dedication ii

Acknowledgment                                                                                                                 iii  

Abstract iii-iv

Certification v

Table of content vi-viii

List of Tablesix

List of Appendicesx

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to the Study1-2

1.2 Statement of the Problem2-4

1.3 Objectives of the Study4

1.4 Research Questions4-5

1.5 Significance of the Study5

1.6 Scope of the Study5-6

1.7 Operational Definition of Terms6-7

 

CHAPTER TWO: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK AND REVIEW OF RELEVANT LITERATURE

2.0 Introduction8

2.1 Theoretical Framework8

2.1.1 Social Responsibility Theory8-10

2.1.1.1 Relevance of Social Responsibility Theory10-11

2.1.2Agenda Setting Theory11-13

2.1.2.1 Relevance of Agenda Setting theory 13

2.2 Review of Relevant Literature13

2.2.1 Sexual Assault                                                13-15

2.2.2 Types of Sexual Assault16-20

2.2.3Victims21

2.2.4   Perpetrators                                                                                                                 22-23

2.2.5 Effects of Sexual Assault on Victims23-24

2.2.6Sexual Assault Laws in Nigeria24-25

2.2.7Newspaper Coverage25-29

2.2.8Sexual Assault and the Media29-30

2.3 Review of Related Empirical Studies30-38

2.4 Summary38

 

CHAPTER THREE:  RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.0 Introduction39

3.1 Research Design39

3.2 Population of the Study40

3.3 Sample Size40-41

3.4 Sampling Technique41

3.5 Instrument of Data Collection41-43

3.6 Reliability of Research Instrument44

3.7 Validity of Research Instrument44

3.8 Administration of Research Instrument44

3.9 Method of Data Analysis45

 

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

4.0 Introduction 46

4.1 Data Presentation and Analysis 46

4.1.1 Research Question One47

4.1.2 Research Question Two48

4.1.3 Research Question Three49

4.1.4 Research Question Four50

4.1.5 Research Question Five51

4.1.6 Research Question Six 52

4.2 Discussion of Findings 52-58

4.3 Limitations of the Study 58

 

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Summary 59-60

5.2 Conclusion 60-61

5.3 Recommendations 61-63

5.4 Suggestions for Further Study63

 

REFERENCES64-68

APPENDIX 69-81

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APA

Oluwatobi, B (2019). Newspaper Coverage of Sexual Assault in Nigeria (2015). Afribary.com: Retrieved June 16, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/newspaper-coverage-of-sexual-assault-in-nigeria-2015

MLA 8th

Bolaji, Oluwatobi. "Newspaper Coverage of Sexual Assault in Nigeria (2015)" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 06 Mar. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/newspaper-coverage-of-sexual-assault-in-nigeria-2015 . Accessed 16 Jun. 2019.

MLA7

Bolaji, Oluwatobi. "Newspaper Coverage of Sexual Assault in Nigeria (2015)". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 06 Mar. 2019. Web. 16 Jun. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/newspaper-coverage-of-sexual-assault-in-nigeria-2015 >.

Chicago

Bolaji, Oluwatobi. "Newspaper Coverage of Sexual Assault in Nigeria (2015)" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed June 16, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/newspaper-coverage-of-sexual-assault-in-nigeria-2015