The study investigated the relationship between parental illiteracy and truancy among urban and rural Day Secondary School pupils in Kaduna and Katsina States. The findings were discussed in the light of available data and literature. The implications of this for parents, teachers and governments and other remediation measures were discussed.
The independent variables whose specific influences on the attitude of Urhobos toward Itsekiris of Delta State of Nigeria are examined are sex and educational level. The results of the survey indicate that sex has no significant influence on the attitudinal disposition of Urhobos toward Itsekiris whereas level of educational attainment has a significant influence on the attitudinal disposition of Urhobos toward Itsekiris.
This study examined the question of whether people locked up in prisons are offenders or patients against the background of Eysenck three-factor personality trait theory. This was predicated on the assumption that prisoners when compared with normal control group will be different on personality measures and psychopathology; and also, that prisoners with high PEN will suffer more psychological disturbances than prisoners with LOW PEN. The result was able to justify and support Eysenck's theory that criminals are born and not made and therefore should be regarded more of patients than offenders, therefore a treatment approach should be practised as against the current practise of punishment in many societies particularly in Nigeria.
During the 1997 Ghana University Sports Association Games in February 1997, the attributions for failure of 30 male and 30 female sportspersons in either team or individual events were sought. Subjects were virtually equally likely to give external, internal or scapegoat attributions for their failure in sport. Team situations increased the tendency to scapegoat. Males were found to be more mastery-oriented in their attributions than females. The implications for sports in Ghana have been considered.