Ayuk, Godwin Omah & Egbonyi, Etuki E.
This study investigated the influence of economy-based demographic variables and resource conservation practices in tropical rainforest in Ikom Education Zone of Cross River State. Economy-based demographic variables were sub-divided into two – occupation and income level while resource conservation practices were treated as the dependent variable. A survey design was adopted for the study. Study’s population was made up of all inhabitants in the study area. Sample was drawn using purposive sampling procedure with a sample of 555 respondents drawn for the study. A questionnaire tagged “Economy-Based Demographic Variables and Resource Conservation Practices in Tropical Rainforest Questionnaire” was utilized to collect data. Cronbach Alpha was used to estimate the reliability of the instrument. The two hypotheses formulated for the study were analysed using One-Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and tested at .05 level of significance. The findings revealed that each of occupation and income level had a significant influence on resource conservation practices in tropical rainforest.