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Salami, Yunusa - - 2009
The question of the history of the Nigerian state is a question of a 'Third World' in an era that views the world as a 'global village'. Nigeria as a third world country is confronted with the problem of dearth of necessary factors necessary for moving the country forward. There ...
Ayantayo, Jacob - - 2009
The paper posits that beyond the scientific definition of the environment as evident in previous works on the environment, the religious definition of the term has not received the expected attention in science and the environment discourse the world over. This is the gap this work intends to fill as ...
Kwaja, Chris - - 2009
Despite strong optimism that the enthronement of democratic rule in Nigeria in 1999 would avert or contain ethnic and religious conflicts, the country has witnessed high level ethnic and religious violence with devastating consequences. This paper examines ethnic and religious conflicts in Nigeria in terms of its causes and impacts ...
Eti, Chigozi - - 2009
The press has been found to play a significant role in managing conflict situations in the society. This work examines the surveillance and interpretation function of the press as critical to conflict discourse. It particularly highlights the crucial role of the grassroots media in providing a voice for non-elite segments ...
Taye, Oyelakin - - 2009
This paper argues to reject a recent call that Yoruba traditional medicine should be integrated into orthodox medicine. In the main, the paper argues that given that meaningful development precedes the call for integration, and it is possible that Yoruba traditional medicine could be developed on its own; such that ...
Makinde, D. - - 2009
Culture is a dynamic phenomenon which could experience radical changes that may gradually lead to serious damages. It may become weak or lose its validity as a result of internal social change, which could be due to overshadowing outside influences (Ogunbameru, 2000; 560). One of the effects of such changes ...
Balogun, Oladele - - 2009
The paper attempts to provide a philosophical justification of punishment in Yoruba legal culture and argues that the institution of punishment is machinery for facilitating collective conscience of the Yoruba through frowning at impropriety of manners capable of being inimical to the developments of legal norms and disrupting the social ...
Omodia, S.M. - - 2009
This paper discusses elections and democratic survival in the Nigeria with specific focus on the Fourth Republic from the functional perspective of political parties. Thus, the paper through the use of elite theory unfolds the machinations and manipulations of political parties by the elites in such a way that political ...
Nwagbara, Uzoechi - - 2009
This paper examines the subjugation of Nigerian women with regard to how their political marginalisation constricts the public sphere, the resource centre of public opinion, which strengthens the ideals of democracy and good governance. The political marginalisation of women in Nigeria is a rectilinear upshot of their low participation in ...
Zulu, Itibari - - 2009
Branscum, Paul - - 2009
Comic books are often stigmatized as a lowbrow medium. Nonetheless, emerging research suggests they may serve an educational purpose by encouraging children to read and introducing more complicated or high-level concepts. This article reviewed health-promotion interventions that used comics as a primary or secondary intervention strategy. A total of nine ...
McKyer, E. Lisako - - 2009
Health educators and program evaluators struggle to balance collecting meaningful data while addressing pragmatics of evaluation data collection, particularly for large youth events. A local day-long community-based youth summit was held with 289 middle school students. Youth attended combinations of mass and break-out sessions. Planners and evaluators assessed proximal student ...
Regmi, Krishna - - 2009
Improved access to health amongst Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups is a critical part of the overall strategy for reducing inequalities in the UK. Studies suggest that different ethnic individuals or groups tend to be more vulnerable than the overall population, but this tendency has not yet been documented ...
McKenzie, James - - 2009
Academically trained health education specialists have had the opportunity to become credentialed as CHES since 1989. This study was designed to find out why health education specialists decide to obtain the CHES credential, and why do those who obtain the credential decide to continue to be certified. The study population ...
Pickert, Sandra - - 2009
As there are multiple teen sexual health programs showing mixed results, a standard for the design, implementation and evaluation of these programs should be adopted using the same criteria. Following the 17 criteria offered by Kirby et al. (2007), the Pure and Simple Choice (PSC) curriculum was developed, implemented and ...
Smith, Matthew - - 2009
Careers in academia may foster sedentary lifestyles. The purposes of this study are to assess university faculty members' physical activity (PA), utilization of campus exercise facilities, and perceived barriers to PA. Data were collected from 84 faculty members using an internet based survey instrument. Results indicate the majority of university ...
Anderson, Bridget - - 2009
Aiken, Sharry - - 2009
Scotti, Dennis - - 2009
This study assesses the importance of customer-contact intensity at the service encounter level as a determinant of service quality assessments. Using data from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, it shows that performance-driven human resources practices play an important role as determinants of employee customer orientation and service capability in ...
Flanigan, Shawn - - 2009
Some argue faith-based organizations (FBOs) provide desirable moral or spiritual components to health and human service provision, and that services are more effective due to staff's more supportive approach. However, the majority of research has been conducted in the United States, and has focused on the experiences of Christian FBOs. ...
Dorch, Edwina - - 2009
Substantial reductions in audit error rates observed over the past few years suggest eligibility workers have moved toward an eligibility compliance culture described by Bane and Ellwood. However, the results of this study indicate that social service caseworkers responded correctly to 49% of the targeted policy items at the pre-test ...
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