MOBILIZATION STRATEGIES AND PARTICIPATION OF YOUTHS IN DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR PREVENTION PROGRAMMES IN IKOT EKPENE AND ETIM-EKPO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS, AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA

  • Ekpenyong David Oboqua, PhD Enugu State University of Science and Technology
  • Alaobi Victoria Nwoye, PhD Enugu State University of Science and Technology
Keywords: Mobilization strategies, participation of youths deviant behaviour programmes

Abstract

The study investigated mobilization strategies and participation of youths in deviant behaviour prevention programmes in Ikot Ekpene and Etim-Ekpo local government areas of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Ex-post facto research design was employed for the study. A sample of two hundred (200) subjects was randomly drawn from twenty (20) communities in the study area and used for the study. a questionnaire titled: mobilization strategies and participation of youths in deviant behaviour questionnaire (MSPYDBQ) was used for data collection. The instrument was validated and the reliability estimates ranged from 0.71 to 0.91, using Cronbach Alpha coefficient method. The reliability coefficient was considered high enough to justify the use of the instrument for the study. The hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The result showed that town crying and radio/television had a positive significant influence on participation of youths in deviant behaviour programmes in the study area. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations were made among others, that there should be public enlightenment campaign to education the youths about involvement in any deviant behaviour

Author Biographies

Ekpenyong David Oboqua, PhD, Enugu State University of Science and Technology

Department of Adult and Continuing Education

Alaobi Victoria Nwoye, PhD, Enugu State University of Science and Technology

Department of Adult and Continuing Education

Published
2019-02-26
Section
Articles