Social and infrastructural factors affecting tourist choice of destination in Delta State (Published)
The study: “social and infrastructural factors affecting tourist choice of destination in Delta State” was carried out in Gordon Hotel Resort, Abraka and source of River Ethiope, Umuaja in Delta State. It investigated the social and infrastructural indicators available in the host communities. The research design was a critical survey method. For data collection, the use of a simple random sampling technique gave a sample of 144 respondents. A semi-structured questionnaire was engaged to gather information from respondents. Data analyses were done by building the data into percentage, frequency tables, means standard deviation and Z-test were applied. Important findings revealed that male respondents (68%) were more than female with grater respondents (83%) who attained educational status of National Diplomat and above. Respondents majority (71%) were 30 years and above. The most significant social factors affecting tourism were friendly reception (mean = 3.32) and security and safety (mean = 3.31). While, the infrastructural factors in tourism dynamics were mostly good destination accessibility (means = 3.10) and mode of transport service (mean = 2.83). The study implied that well located tourism destination with good infrastructure and friendly environment inspires agricultural business set up. The study concluded that social and infrastructural factors contributed to tourists’ choice of desirable destination in the State. It was recommended that recreational facilities should be provided for maximum comfort.
Impact of Career Choice in Secondary Schools and Counselling Services in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)
This study investigate career choice in secondary schools and career counselling Service in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Intelligent children from poor socio -economic background should be encouraged by the government to take professional courses through scholarship, which will help them, enhance a brighter future. Teacher should also be allowed to identify the best course for each child through continues assessment and career counselling orientation, workshops and seminars should be organized for parents and students aimed at changing their mind set on gender streaming as Source of influence, parent or mentors should be brought into circle of counselling and discussion to help the student in a comprehensive career plan. Industries should invest resource for the purpose of training students, while still in secondary schools. Student should follow a career plan of informed decision making, rather than one of hypothesis.
An Evaluation of Oral Communicative Activities: A Case Study of Life Pre-Intermediate Textbook (Published)
The present study investigated the oral communicative activities provided by Life Pre-intermediate textbook assigned for the students at the preparatory year, University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It attempted to find out whether these activities are communicative or not. In addition, it attempted to find out whether the Life Pre-intermediate textbook provided a variety of oral communicative activities. Utilizing a content analysis tool, the study has mainly concluded that the oral communicative activities provided by the Life Pre-intermediate textbook are largely not communicative, and to a great extent did not provide a variety of oral communicative activities. Based on the findings of the present study, the researchers recommended avoiding furnishing the communicative activities, provided by Life Pre-intermediate textbook, with extended examples to provide choice, creating information gap in some other activities. I addition, it recommended giving more emphasis to games, problem solving, and information transfer activities.
Cultural and Environmental factors influence on tourists’ choice of destination in Delta State, Nigeria (Published)
The study, cultural and environmental factors influence on tourists’ choice of destination in Delta State, Nigeria, was conducted in Gordon Hotel Resort, Abraka and the source of River Ethiope, Umuaja in Delta State. The study investigated factors that influenced tourist to visit the above destinations. Factors investigated were, cultural and environmental factors. The research design was a survey method using simple random sampling for data collection (n=180). Data collected were analyzed into percentage, frequencies means and Z-test was applied for the test of hypotheses. Uppermost findings revealed were that respondents’ males (78%), educated elites (59%) and adults (45 years) were more involved it tourism. Tourists were more attracted to the fauna ecosystem (mean = 2.91) of the environment than other endowments in THE study area. The most prominent cultural attraction was the cultural museum/monuments (mean = 2.96). The study implied that tourism destination with natural environment encourages agricultural investment. The study concluded that environmental and cultural endowments contributed to tourists’ choice of destination in Nigeria. It was recommended that more women and youth involvement in tourism so to increase income generation.
Factors Influencing the Choice of Interpersonal Communication Forms Utilized In Promoting Maternal and Child Survival in West Pokot County, Kenya (Published)
Interpersonal communication is one of the most common methods used in campaigns to reduce high maternal and child mortality rate in West Pokot County, Kenya. The study sought to identify the factors that affect the choice of each form of interpersonal communication used in promoting maternal and child survival. The study employed a descriptive cross-sectional survey research design. It also utilized a mixed research approach. The research sampled four hundred (400) respondents from the County. Cluster sampling, and purposive sampling techniques were used to identify respondents. Qualitative data was collected using four key informant interviews and focus group discussions and analysed thematically and then presented narratively. On the other hand, quantitative data from questionnaires were analysed using descriptive statistics, then presented using a combination of narrative explanations, tables and graphs. From the study findings, government policies, indicators, national campaigns and routine of the health workers were identified as the major factors that influenced the choice of interpersonal communication forms used. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the views of the all the stakeholders should be sought and incorporated into programmes aimed at enhancing maternal and child survival. Cultural aspects that encourage the upholding of proper upkeep of children and pregnant mothers should be identified and used during maternal and child survival campaigns.
Factors Influencing the Choice of Commercial Bank among Transport Workers in Anambra State Nigeria (Published)
This study was conducted to identify the factors (technical, functional and environmental) that influence the bank selection decision of transport workers in Awka, Anambra State. Competition in banking sector is increasing day by day and this forces the banking sector to identify and satisfy new markets to increase their customer base and market share. Data were collected through self-administered questionnaire to three hundred (300) transport workers in Awka environment, capital of Anambra State. Descriptive statistics and ANOVA were used to analyze data. Out of twenty eight (28) factors studied it was found out that secure feeling, bank reputation, continuous information flow, efficient service and confidentiality are the most important influencing factors in choosing a bank among the transport workers in Awka, Anambra State Nigeria. Using the three dimensions of services factors, that is, technical, functional and environmental; it shows that technical factors have significant influence, followed by functional factor, while Environmental factors have no significant influence on transport workers. We recommend that banks located in Awka, Anambra State that wants to serve the transport workers should consider the five most important factors as an invaluable strategic tool for marketing strategy design. They should emphasis more on what the customer received, than the way in which the service is deliver and the physical environment of the bank.