Poverty and Ignorance as Correlates of Youths Social Restiveness Behaviour in Rivers and Bayelsa States of Nigeria: Implication for Counselling

Ordu, Sunday N, JAMABO, T.


This study investigates poverty, ignorance and gender as correlates of youths social restiveness behavior in Bayelsa and Rivers States of Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Correlational research design was used for the study. The population consists of all youths (male and female) from ten local government areas of Bayelsa and Rivers states of Nigeria (5 local government areas from Bayelsa and 5 local government areas from Rivers respectively) estimated to be about 5000 youths. The sample size of 500 youths was used for the study selected through purposive random sampling technique from the selected local government areas. Researcher self made questionnaire titled “Youth Social Restiveness Behaviour Questionnaire (YSRBQ) was used for data collected from the subjects. Regression analysis statistics was used to answer and analyze the two research questions and two hypotheses formulated for the study at 0.05 level of significance. The result shows that poverty and ignorance are significant predictors of youth social restiveness behaviour though, poverty is stronger. Gender was not significant. Conclusions were reached, implication for counselling made and recommendations stated.

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