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ERIC Number: EJ1099482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Unemployment and Underemployment as Indices of Nigerian Youths' Mental Health and the Place of Agricultural Revolution as a Panacea: Implications for Counselling
Omoniyi, Mary Banke Iyabo
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n10 p80-88 2016
Nigeria has a population of about 166.2 million as recorded in 2012 and 113 recognized universities apart from poly-techniques and colleges of education. These higher institutions of learning are churning out graduates in their thousands who have nothing to engage them from year to year in their thousands. The focus of this is to examine the psychological impacts of unemployment and underemployment on the mental health of Nigeria youths and the place of good governance and agricultural revolution as panacea. Research hypotheses were raised to guide the study. A self-constructed 25 item questionnaire was used to elicit information from the 167 subjects for the study. The content validity was determined while its reliability was as carried out through a test-retest method with a coefficient of 0.75. The data collected were subjected to appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics. The results revealed that the perceived level of stress due to unemployment among both male female were not significantly different. The results further indicate that irrespective of how long youths have remained unemployed and their level of education, the preserved level of stress are not significantly different. Recommendations were made on designing initiatives to improve the citizen's well-being through good governance and intensive development and revolutionisation of the agricultural sectors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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