Family Backgroun and Corrupt Practices in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

Singer L. Suaye, Nkereuwem Stephen Ekpenyong


The study investigated family background and corruption nexus in selected Local Government Areas in Bayelsa state. The correlational design was adopted for the study. With Taro Yemane formula, the study sampled a total of (400=100%) respondents. Data for the study was gathered through structured questionnaires.However (203=50.75%) copies of questionnaires were retrieved from eight selected communities. Cronbach Alpha was used to determine the reliability of the research instrument. Both Probability (simple random, cluster) and non-probability (purposive, accidental) sampling techniques were adopted for sampling procedures. Data for the study were analyzed with univariate and multivariate statistics with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 23.0. The study found that defaulting family background led to corrupt attitude among children during adulthood. Telling lies was the major corrupt attitude reported in the study. Parental irresponsibility led to sociopathic tendencies which influence corruption among others. Based on the findings, the study recommends family restricting, national juvenile re-orientation, monitoring of unwanted pregnancies, enforcing of swift punishment on individuals found guilty of corruption among others.


Corruption; Family; Background; Sociopathic

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