PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF INTER ETHNIC CONFLICTS ON SOCIAL HEALTH WORKERS IN NIGERIA. A RESEARCH PROJECT TOPICS ON GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
This research work was conducted to examine the psychological effects of inter ethnic conflicts on social health workers in Nigeria. The survey research design was used in carrying out the study since it required the collection of data from a large number of respondents within the limited time scheduled for the completion of the project. Relevant research questions and hypotheses were answered and tested respectively to show the findings of the study. A questionnaire was designed by the researcher and validated by the supervisor which was administered to the respondents for the generation of data. However, a total number of 100 respondents comprising 86 male and 14 female were selected through simple random sampling method to generate the sample size. The sample size was considered adequate and representative because, all the respondents were people of the same profession and had similar orientation, though they were drawn from different schools. The analysis of the data collected from respondents was carried out with the use of percentage and frequency distribution tables, while the hypotheses earlier stated in the study were tested with the chi-square (X2) statistical tool to establish their correctness or otherwise. The findings made from the study revealed that: Poverty level is a cause of inter ethnic conflicts on social health workers in Nigeria., Bad leadership is a cause of inter ethnic conflicts on social health workers in Nigeria., Self control of resources is a cause of inter ethnic conflicts on social health workers in Nigeria., High level of illiteracy is cause of inter ethnic conflicts on social health workers in Nigeria., Level of unemployment is a cause of inter ethnic conflicts on social health workers in Nigeria.
Background to the Study
Nigeria is a multi-religious, multi-ethnic, and multicultural society with enormous potential for economic, social, and democratic development. However, intense conflicts and violence that manifested within it even from its earliest time under the colonial rule have made development and progress elude the country. Nigeria is usually characterized as a deeply divided state in which major political issues are vigorously contested along the lines of complex ethnic, religious, and regional divisions. The causes of these conflicts may not be unconnected with the way and manner religion is portrayed to its adherents and mistrust between the followers of the various religious and ethnic groups. The issues that generate the fiercest contestation include those that are considered fundamental to the existence and legitimacy of the state, over which competing groups tend to adopt exclusionary, winner takes all strategies, which include the control of state power, resource allocation, and citizenship.