The rate of population growth in Nigeria has become alarming as an average Nigeria woman gives birth to at least five children in her life time. This practice, if not checked, may affirm popular assertion that predicts a double of the country’s population in the next 25 years. This concern point to the fact that birth contro has become key to solving the challenge of rapid population growth. The mass media have been considered the most appropiate strategy to promote knowledge and adoption of birth control. Concern however, lies in the non-participation of men in birth control adopton as the pactice is being perceived to be “a woman thing”. This interest is the reason for this study which seek to examine mass media influence and birth control practice among men in Delta state of Nigeria. The study which made use of the theory of mordernization, adopt the comparative survey research method, which was carried out between men in Eku and Effurun town. With a sample size of 100 respondents, the study disclosed that the radio and television is the most popular channel where men in the aformention towns get to hear about mass media campaign on birth control. Also, the study shows that though men in Eku and Effurun town have knowledge about mass media campaign on birth control, their perception and societial practice does affect their high rate of compliance, mostly among those residing in rural areas. Uninterrupted campaign about the practice, with messages that eliminate the hindrance of misconception about birth control, will result to more acceptance and compliance among residents in Delta State.
Citation: Irori Q.Q., and Nwanne B. (2022) Mass media Influence and birth control practice among men in Delta state of Nigeria, British Journal of Psychology Research, Vol.10, No. 2, pp.,31-46
The study examined the role of radio in the campaign on birth control in Delta State. Through purposive sampling of 60 study participants it was established that the radio has been influential and quite effective in the campaign on birth control in Delta State. Though the rate of compliance is relatively commendable, certain factors, especially in rural area, which include the people’s level of education, perception, sociocultural factor, as well as the issue of misinformation about the practice, have affected the high rate of compliance in the State. The study therefore recommends that there should be frequent and proper radio programmes induced enlightenment about birth control, mostly in rural area where there is high level of reproduction, and misinformation about radio campaign on birth control.
Citation: Queenett, Irori , Harvey G.O.Igben and Ben Nwanne (2022) Radio Programmes Influence and Public Response to Birth Control Practice in Nigeria, International Journal of African Society, Cultures and Traditions, Vol.10, No.2, pp.25-38
Assessment of Mass media utilization preference in birth control campaign among health care providers in Delta State, Nigeria. (Published)
This study examined the most preferred and effective mass media channel that health workers often use to campaign for birth control practice in Delta State of Nigeria. To accomplish this, a structured questionnaire was used to answer three research questions that bother on the most preferred, effective, as well as the factors that affect the preferred channel, used for the campaign of birth control. Though all media channel, including the traditional and social media platform was found to be useful and effective, the television, with an outstanding score of 37 percent, followed by the radio that had 25 percent, was found to be more preferred, and effective. Though the radio, with a score of 40 percent, was found to be the most cost effective channel, health workers in the state observe that the television is more accessible and commendable in the campaign for birth control in the State. Despite the effectiveness of the television, results show that the educational level, sociocultural and religious practice of Deltans, were found to impinge on the practice of media campaign for birth control. The study therefore conclude that a robust budget should be made available for the continuous running of mass media campaign, especially the television, for birth control. Furthermore, mass media experts are advised to design media messages that will eradicate the misconceptions, sociocultural, as well as the religious components often associated with mass media campaign for birth control.
Citation: Queenett Irori , Harvey G.O.Igben and Joyce Oqwezi, (2022) Assessment of Mass media utilization preference in birth control campaign among health care providers in Delta State, Nigeria, British Journal of Psychology Research, Vol.10, No.2, pp., 1-22,