Tag Archives: South East Nigeria

Project Failure as a Reoccurring Issue in Developing Countries: Focus On Anambra State, South East Nigeria (Published)

Project failure has become a recurrent feature of construction projects in developing countries as revealed by research works. This manifests not only as abandonment of projects, but in the form of structural defaults leading to structural collapse, prolonged projects delivery time, cost overshoots and client dissatisfaction. The aim of this research therefore was to critically analyse the factors that may lead to project failure in Anambra State, South East, Nigeria, with a view to ameliorating the high level of project failure. Primary information used in the research were sourced from a survey of one hundred (100) project professionals, with a minimum of 5 years of experience. Structured questionnaires based on the Likert-5-Point Scale of Responses were used to capture their opinions on the reasons for project failure, while Secondary information were sourced from review of literature.  Results were analyzed using appropriate statistical tools based on the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (version 16.0). Our results show that indeed, the rate of failure of projects is high (p = 0.000). We have established and firmly ranked the first five factors responsible for project failure in Anambra State, South East, Nigeria. The researchers concludes that the most important factor for project failure is increase in the price of starting materials.  It is recommended that the results  presented in this research be widely disseminated and used in community enlightenment, and in further policy guidance and regulation. It is also recommended that the study be applied to the entire South East, Nigeria in order to generate better client satisfaction in subsequent projects.

Keywords: Project Failure, South East Nigeria, developing countries

Residential Differences in Suicide Ideation through Physiological Effects of Electric Current among Secondary School Students in South East Nigeria (Published)

The study was designed to determine residential differences in suicide ideation through physiological effects of electric current among secondary school students in South east Nigeria. The cross-sectional survey research design was used to study 520 secondary students in the area under survey. A self-constructed suicide ideation inventory (SII) was used for the study. The SII consisted of 35 items which was grouped into six ideation areas. Face validity of the instrument was determined by five experts in psychology and health education. The reliability of the inventory yielded a Cronbach Alpha internal consistency coefficient of 0.89. This index was considered high enough based on Ogbazi and Okpala’s (1994) criteria of 0.60 acceptable for good instruments. Out of 520 copies of the questionnaire administered, 513 representing about 98.7% return rate, were used for analysis. Mean, standard deviation and t-test were used to analyze the data. While mean was used to describe the data; standard deviation was used to determine how the responses of the respondents vary and t-test statistic was used to analyze data in order to ascertain the differences in suicide ideation between the two categories of students. A mean of 2.50 and above was regarded as potentially dangerous suicide ideation and a mean below 2.50 was regarded potentially not dangerous. The results showed that students living in the rural area have a lower suicide ideation score than the students living in the rural area. However, no significant difference was found in the suicide ideation scores between students living in urban and rural areas. Health education intervention is required to further reduce the suicide ideation of both categories of students.

Keywords: Current, Electric, Ideation, Residential, South East Nigeria, Students, Suicide

Factor Analysis of Influence of Host-Community Characteristics on Ecotourism Development in South East Nigeria (Published)

The study was undertaken to analyze the influence of host-community characteristics on the development of ecotourism in south east geo-political zone of Nigeria. Purposive and systematic sampling techniques were used to select 360 respondents from 6 communities in 3 out of the 5 States in the zone. Structured questionnaire, interview schedule and direct observation were used to collect primary data for the study. Data was analyzed using percentage distribution and Explanatory Factor Analysis. Result showed that lack/ poor state of socio-economic infrastructure, including roads, electricity, clean water and telecommunication services in host-communities slowed the rate of ecotourism development in the zone. Also, inabilities of host-communities to take advantage of ecotourism-induced entrepreneurial opportunities, socio-political exclusion of women, fear of erosion of culture, low level of awareness of potential benefits of ecotourism and poor sanitary conditions of sites and the general community environment, impeded the rate of ecotourism development in the area. Interventions from State and local governments, and NGOs were recommended.

Keywords: Community ecotourism, Ecotourism Development, Factor analysis, Host-community characteristics, South East Nigeria

Factor Analysis of Influence of Host-Community Characteristics on Ecotourism Development in South East Nigeria (Published)

The study was undertaken to analyze the influence of host-community characteristics on the development of ecotourism in south east geo-political zone of Nigeria. Purposive and systematic sampling techniques were used to select 360 respondents from 6 communities in 3 out of the 5 States in the zone. Structured questionnaire, interview schedule and direct observation were used to collect primary data for the study. Data was analyzed using percentage distribution and Explanatory Factor Analysis. Result showed that lack/ poor state of socio-economic infrastructure, including roads, electricity, clean water and telecommunication services in host-communities slowed the rate of ecotourism development in the zone. Also, inabilities of host-communities to take advantage of ecotourism-induced entrepreneurial opportunities, socio-political exclusion of women, fear of erosion of culture, low level of awareness of potential benefits of ecotourism and poor sanitary conditions of sites and the general community environment, impeded the rate of ecotourism development in the area. Interventions from State and local governments, and NGOs were recommended.

Keywords: Community ecotourism, Ecotourism Development, Factor analysis, Host-community characteristics, South East Nigeria

Project Failure As A Reoccurring Issue In Developing Countries: Focus On Anambra State, South East Nigeria (Published)

Project failure has become a recurrent feature of construction projects in developing countries as revealed by research works. This manifests not only as abandonment of projects, but in the form of structural defaults leading to structural collapse, prolonged projects delivery time, cost overshoots and client dissatisfaction. The aim of this research therefore was to critically analyse the factors that may lead to project failure in Anambra State, South East, Nigeria, with a view to ameliorating the high level of project failure. Primary information used in the research were sourced from a survey of one hundred (100) project professionals, with a minimum of 5 years of experience. Structured questionnaires based on the Likert-5-Point Scale of Responses were used to capture their opinions on the reasons for project failure, while Secondary information were sourced from review of literature. Results were analyzed using appropriate statistical tools based on the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (version 16.0). Our results show that indeed, the rate of failure of projects is high (p = 0.000). We have established and firmly ranked the first five factors responsible for project failure in Anambra State, South East, and Nigeria. The researchers concludes that the most important factor for project failure is increase in the price of starting materials. It is recommended that the results presented in this research be widely disseminated and used in community enlightenment, and in further policy guidance and regulation. It is also recommended that the study be applied to the entire South East, Nigeria in order to generate better client satisfaction in subsequent projects

Keywords: Project Failure, South East Nigeria, developing countries