Educational status and Resource Conservation in Tropical Rainforest in Cross River State, Nigeria

– Ayuk, Godwin Omah & Kujoh, Jude Ubuh


This study investigated the influence of community members’ educational status and resource conservation practices in tropical rainforest in Ikom Education Zone of Cross River State. A survey design was adopted for the study. Study’s population was made up of all rural dwellers in the study area. Sample was drawn using purposive sampling procedure with a sample of 555 respondents drawn for the study. A 20-item questionnaire tagged “Community Members’ Educational Status and Resource Conservation Practices in Tropical Rainforest Questionnaire” (CMESVRCPTRQ) was utilized to collect data. Cronbach Alpha was used to estimate the reliability of the instrument. The hypothesis formulated for the study was analysed using OneWay Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and tested at .05 level of significance. The f indings revealed that educational status had a significant influence on resource conservation practices in tropical rainforest. Recommendations included that; awareness should be created amongst locals in proximity of tropical rainforests on the uniqueness of the forest’s services towards each of the environment and mankind.

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