Influence of Religious Beliefs on the Conservation of Natural Resources in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria

By Usang Onnoghen, Ime Edet Sam, Edung Etim Asuquo & Titus Edet Etefia


 The main purpose of this study was to examine the influence of religious beliefs on the conservation of natural resources in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State. To achieve the purpose of this study, two null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The simple random sampling technique was adopted in selecting the six communities used in the study, as well as the selection of two hundred sample used for the study. A fifteen (15) item four point likert scale questionnaire was the instrument used for the collection of data. To test the hypotheses formulated, Pearson product moment correlation statistical technique was used for data analysis. The results obtained from analysis of data revealed that, there is a significant relationship between Christianity, Islam and conservation of natural resources. Based on these findings, recommendation was made that awareness creation on environmental conservation should become an integral part of religious doctrines.

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