Relationship between Social Education, Social Justice and Social Change

Sunday David Edinyang, Ph.D; Ajang Edward Ingwe; Usang Nkemakolam Ewa


This study investigated the relationship between social education, social justice and social change of students in the University of Calabar. Two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Literature review was carried out based on the variables under study. Survey research design was considered most suitable for the study. Purposive random sampling technique was adopted in selecting the 130 respondents as sample for the study. A validated 30-item four point modified Likert scale questionnaire titled “Social Education as a Tool for Social Justice and Social Change Questionnaire” (SETSJSCQ) was the instrument used for data collection. To test the null hypotheses formulated for the study, Pearson product moment correlation statistical tool was used for analysis. The hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The results obtained from analysis of data revealed that there was a positive significant relationship between social education, social justice and change. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that, for positive and effective social justice and change to take place in Nigeria, Nigeria must recognise good social education, good governance, transparency, accountability and the rule of law as keys to such social justice and change.

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