Perceived Effect of Bibliotherapic Role of Information on Juvenile in The Remand Home Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Perceived Effect of Bibliotherapic Role of Information on Juvenile in The Remand Home Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Author by Dr. Ezinwayi Madukoma

Journal/Publisher: Canadian Social Science

Volume/Edition: 7

Language: English

Pages: 90 - 97

Abstract

This study investigated the bibliotherapic role of information on juvenile in remand home Abeokuta,
Ogun State, Nigeria. Due to the fact that crimes and delinquency is on the increase in our environment today,
which could be as a result of inadequate provision of information. Descriptive survey method was adopted in
this study. 100 youths constituted the population of this work. Questionnaire was the instrument used for data
collection. 73(73%) of the questionnaire were duly completed and returned. Descriptive survey method was
employed in analysis of data and data was analyzed using frequency count and percentage as well as mean and
standard deviation. Through statistical analysis, it was found that the major information sources available to the
respondents were mostly Bible, Qur’an, legal information materials, religious information materials, and
television; Bible, textbooks, Qur’an, story books, recreational information materials, religious information
materials, dictionaries, legal information materials, radio and television were the most information sources
utilized by the respondents, furthermore, recreational information materials, information on CDs, story books,
Bible, Qur’an and religious information materials were the preferred information sources by the respondents;
also, the study revealed that information use has positive impact on the respondent. However, information
source available to the respondents were limited and inadequate. It is therefore recommended that collective
effort should be made in order to provide adequate information materials and professionals for effective
delivery services to the juvenile in the remand homes, for effective rehabilitation and re-integration for better
life tomorrow.
Key words: Bibliotherapic role; Information; Juvenile
 


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