Family Size and Parental Education on Predisposition to Female Trafficking in Southern Nigeria
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This study investigated the influence of family size and parental education on predisposition to female trafficking in southern Nigeria. Stratified Random sampling procedure was used to select the 150 parents from various ethnic groups consisting of Yoruba, Igbo, Bini, and Ibibio/Efik among others. A researcher-constructed parental attitude towards female trafficking questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. One-way Analysis of Variance and Fisher’s Least Square method were used to test the two hypotheses formulated for this study. The findings showed that there is no significant influence of family size on parental predisposition to female trafficking in Southern Nigeria. However, the educational status of parents had a significant effect on their predisposition to female trafficking. On the basis of these findings, it was recommended that the family structure should be strengthened to continue to serve as a haven of love, security, safety and tranquillity since it is the primary institution through which every individual is socialized. In addition,, the role of the family in social rehabilitation and re-integration of victims of female trafficking must not be overlooked. It is therefore important that any scheme for rehabilitation and re- integration of victims of female trafficking must be family-centred if it is to achieve meaningful results.
Family size , Female trafficking , Parental education , Ethnic groups , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Nwadinigwe, I.P. Osarenren, N.A. Ubangha, M.B. (2007). Family Size and Parental Education on Predisposition to Female Trafficking in Southern Nigeria. International Journal of Educational Research, 3(2), 307-317.