Assessment of the Opinion of Youths on the Use of Sports and Vocational Education for Crisis Management in the Niger Delta Region

Thomas Boye Ejobowha, Johnson Ighowho Erhinyodavwe, Valentine Othuke Oroka, Rachael Atomatofa


The study was carried out to assess the opinion of youths in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria on the use of
sports and vocational education in crisis management. To effectively carry out the study, five null hypotheses
were formulated to guide the study. The survey research design was used for the study. The sample for the study
comprises of one thousand youths purposively sampled from the nine oil producing states commonly referred to
as the Niger Delta region. A self generated questionnaire tailored towards a four point Likert type was used for
gathering information. The reliability of the instrument was ascertained by a test-retest method using the Pearson
Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and the reliability of 0.87 was ascertained. Percentages and mean were
used in analysing the demographic data while Chi-square was used in testing the hypothesis at 0.05 level of
significance. The result of the findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between sporting activities
and crisis management. The study also revealed that there is a significant relationship between vocational skill
acquisition through vocational education and crisis management. Age, level of education and parental
background significantly influence the opinion of youths on the use of sports and vocational education for crisis
management. It was recommended that government and well meaning Nigeria should help to provide facilities
and vocational skill acquisition centres in the Region.

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International Journal of Psychological Studies   ISSN 1918-7211 (Print)   ISSN 1918-722X (Online)

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