Culture comprises the whole complex of distinctive spiritual, intellectual and emotional features that characterize society, our thought about life, and our ideas. Culture shape the way we see world; it has capacity to bring about the change of attitudes needed to ensure peace and sustainable development which is known as the only possible way forward for life on planet earth. Considering the prominence of Satellite television as a virtual medium, this study sought to know the influence of media imperialism and the claim that it has affected and undermined local Nigerian norms and values. More so, this study examined the cultural value orientation and satellite television preference in the south-western states of Nigeria, the region that is fully immersed with her culture. It specifically examined how satellite television has affected the knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, customs and any other capabilities and habits acquired by Nigerians as a member of the society. The research methodology utilizes descriptive statistics with a self-designed questionnaire used to elicit information from a sample of 180 respondents. The formulated hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using multiple regressions. The findings of the study revealed that the relationship between satellite television preferences and cultural value orientation is high, positive and statistically significant. It was therefore recommended among others that television operators and producers should revamp the culture through interesting educative programme.
Survey of Tilapia consumption in Benue State Nigeria: A case study of Makurdi Metropolis (Published)
This study examined and verified the interest of consumers on Tilapia consumption in makurdi metropolis Benue state. 50 structured questionnaires were used by random sampling techniques to collect Data from respondents. Statistical analysis was carried out using frequency distribution and statistical packages for social sciences (SPSS) the study reveals high consumers preference for Tilapia consumption, it was observed that family size and educational level have a significant positive effect on consumption of Tilapia. The result also revealed significantly high (p<0.05) tilapia consumption among married (60%) and students (48%). Family size of 6-10 accounted for 26% while 1-5 made up 18% consumption levels respectively. Fourteen percent (14%) of the study shows that tilapia consumption is high in Makurdi and can contribute to the economic growth of Benue state and Nigeria at large. Therefore, fish farmers should engage themselves in production of tilapia for improved wellbeing and overall benefits of farmers, marketers and the nation.
Effect of Price and Non-Price Attributes of Broiler on Consumer Preference for Ghanaian and Imported Broiler Meat in Ghana (Review Completed - Accepted)
The tradeoff between preference for Ghanaian and imported chicken was studied using a choice based conjoint analysis. A total of 138 respondents who were directly purchasing broiler products were drawn randomly from both traditional and modern markets for inclusion into a revealed preference data collection. A conditional logistic regression model was used to estimate the part-worth of attributes of both Ghanaian and imported broiler. The results show that taste is the most important attribute and thus, provides consumers of Ghanaian boiler meat the highest utility. For imported chicken, convenience provides consumers with the highest utility as imported chicken is primarily offered as pre-cut pieces. Preference for imported chicken over Ghanaian chicken was not entirely based on price but also non-price attributes such as convenience, freshness and origin of the imported product. The most important attribute that consumers consider in making their purchasing decision is the convenience associated with product use. Based on the findings, there is an opportunity to market Ghanaian chicken on attributes in addition to price such as convenience and origin. To take advantage of this opportunity, investment in the domestic poultry industry is required. The study further finds the environment where Ghanaian chicken are sold will need to be improved to erase consumers’ perception of poor product freshness.