IBADAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS <p>Ibadan Journal of Sociology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles from sociology, anthropology and other related disciplines. The journal has a special focus on all aspects of social relations and the impact of social policies, practices and interventions on human relations. Ibadan Journal of Sociology focuses on the needs of individuals for reporting research findings, case studies and reviews.</p> <p>ISSN : 2645-2626<br>ISSN : 2645-2618(print)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> en-US <p>Copyright @2017. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the&nbsp;<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/" rel="license">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/)&nbsp;</a></p> editor@ibadanjournalofsociology.org (Ayokunle Olumuyiwa Omobowale) sbomotoso@gmail.com (S. B. Omotoso) Mon, 16 Aug 2021 19:43:49 +0000 OJS http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Prevalence rate of Depression among Undergraduate NursingStudents of a Nigerian University https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS/article/view/181 <p><em>Globally, depression has been found to be highly prevalent among undergraduates. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of depression among undergraduate nursing students of Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State. Using the Beck Depression Inventory 11 (BDI-11), data were collected from 216 undergraduate nursing students of Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State. Results showed that depression is among undergraduate nursing students of Niger Delta University with a pooled prevalence of 37.5% with 135(62.5%) having no depression, 43(20.1%) mild depression, 24(10.9%) moderate depression, and 14(6.5%) severely depressed. Results further revealed that females were 69(31.9%) more depressed than males 11(5.1%). Depression is highly widespread among undergraduate nursing students of Niger Delta University with differences in depression levels between females and males and as students advanced academically. Programmes that cater to the mental health of students are recommended in order to help them cope with the stressors they encounter.</em></p> Peremoboere Patience Omu, Ruth Ebikaboere Omu Copyright (c) https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS/article/view/181 Mon, 16 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Sexual harassment of unemployed Female Graduates in Southwest Nigeria https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS/article/view/182 <p><em>Unemployment remains one of the major problems affecting Nigeria with an estimated 23.1million Nigerians unemployed as at the fourth quarter of 2020. When disaggregated, a clearer picture of the proportion of unemployed females is revealed; raising the need to examine their job search experiences in relation to sexual harassment and exploitation. While studies have established sexual harassment in workplaces, knowledge on this phenomenon is scarce in relation to the experiences of female graduates still in the labour market looking for jobs. To fill this lacuna, we examined the experiences of 30 purposively selected unemployed female graduates undertaking Master Degree programs at the University of Ibadan. Findings show that participants reported sexual demands, harassment and exploitation from prospective employers, panel of interviewers (mostly male dominated) and top management staff of organizations in which participants are prospecting for job. While some desperately exchange sex for jobs, others turned down the requests and reported they were not employed.</em></p> Oludayo Tade, Omolola Omobolaji Oyedele Copyright (c) https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS/article/view/182 Mon, 16 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Health insurance ownership and maternal health service uptake among Nigerian women https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS/article/view/193 <p><em>Studies conducted in Nigeria have shown that health insurance coverage for maternal care improves maternal care utilization. However, no previous Nigerian study has explored the effects which the various maternal healthcare services, covered by health insurance policy, have on the particular maternal healthcare and others. This study utilized secondary data from the most recent National Demographic and Health Survey for Nigeria to examine the effects of health insurance enrolment on broad range of maternal healthcare services. The outcome variables were early antenatal care visits, a minimum of four antenatal care contacts, place of delivery and postnatal care for a child within two months of delivery. The key explanatory variables were the various maternal healthcare services covered by health insurance. Binary logistic regression was used to measure the determinants of the various maternal health outcomes while controlling for potentially confounding variables. Health insurance coverage rate among Nigerian women was 2.1% with significant social disparity. The findings from the multivariate logistic regression showed that health insurance for antenatal care significantly increases the chances to make early antenatal care contacts; a minimum of four antenatal care contacts and postnatal care for a child. Having health insurance coverage for delivery care is associated with higher odds for delivery in health facilities. Health insurance policy with cash benefits is associated with increased odds for the various maternal healthcare services. We suggest that more studies be conducted to assess the progress in maternal care utilization, facilitated through health insurance programme.</em></p> Ahuru R.R, Iseghohi O.J, Nzoputam I.C., Ekomoezor E. Copyright (c) https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS/article/view/193 Mon, 16 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Sexual-Related Contents In Music Videos And Associated Risky Sexual Behaviour among Undergraduate Students in a Nigerian University https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS/article/view/190 <p><em>Many young people are frequently exposed to a large number of sexual contents in music videos. Constant exposure to sexual-related contents is perceived to affect their Risky Sexual Behaviour (RSB) significantly because this group is influenced by what they observe during this stage of their development. This study investigated the relationship between exposure to sexually related contents of most Nigerian Popular Music Videos (NPMVs) and associated risky sexual behaviour among undergraduates of a Nigerian university. This study was a cross-sectional survey, and a multi-stage sampling technique was adopted in selecting 430 undergraduates. Mixed methods were adopted for data collection. Significantly related to RSB were age (r = 0.130), sex (χ<sup>2</sup>= 4.965), sexual content exposure from NPMVs (r = 0.451), and perception towards increasing sexual contents in NPMVs (r = 0.321). Nigerian Popular Music Videos influenced 27% of RSB among young people while watching NPMVs (β=0.656), frequency of watching NPMVs (β=0.149), hours spent watching (β=0.525), and sexual content of NPMVs (β= 0.287) were predictors of RSB. The FGD discussants confirmed that exposure to sexual contents of NPMVs influenced risky sexual behaviour such as indecent dressing, sexually explicit speech, dance styles and casual sex. Nigerian Popular Music Videos should be leveraged for communicating healthy sexual messages, and existing health education programmes in school settings should be reviewed to promote safe sexual behaviours.</em></p> Precious Enwonro Adebola, Yetunde Olufisayo John-Akinola, Isaac Oluwafemi Dipeolu Copyright (c) https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS/article/view/190 Mon, 16 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Socio-Economic Predictors of Street Traders and Buyers’ Coping Mechanisms with Lagos State Street Trading Law, 2003 (amended 2017) https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS/article/view/189 <p><em>This study investigates the social factors responsible for street traders and buyers’ disobedience to the Lagos State Street Traders and Illegal Market Law, 2003 (as amended 2017) despite the imposition of N90,000 and a jail term of 6 months on offenders. The study adopted a mixed method of social research using a total sample of 894 traders and 300 buyers surveyed across the three Senatorial Districts of Lagos (Lagos Central, Lagos West and Lagos East). The study population was randomly selected using multistage sampling technique. It also adopted Key informant interview, in-depth interview with participant observation method to explore the attitudes and narratives of the street traders and buyers about the enforcement of the law. Data obtained from the study using correlation and regression analytical techniques indicated that poverty (P=0.000), unemployment (P=0.008), household welfare (P=0.020), need to further education (P=0.035), need to rent a shop (P=0.037) and remittance (P=0.000) were key predictors of street traders’ disobedience of the street trading law. The study also found that educated buyers disobeyed the law more than those with little or no education. It unveiled that, deviance by traders were prominent in the daytime and in urban centres than in the rural areas and night periods. Based on the findings, the article suggests a review of the street law in a way that accommodates the diverse interests in the informal sector.</em></p> Adebowale Ayobade, Waziri B. Adisa, Ayodele Shittu Copyright (c) https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS/article/view/189 Mon, 16 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0000 Ibadan Journal of Sociology Volume 12 No 1 https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS/article/view/187 <p>Ibadan Journal of Sociology</p> A. O. Omobowale Copyright (c) https://ibadanjournalofsociology.org/IJS/article/view/187 Mon, 16 Aug 2021 00:00:00 +0000