Correlational Study of Social Studies Education and Social Crime in Cross River State

Sunday David Edinyang, Ph.D; Usang Nkemakolam Ewa; Abigail Ojong Ejoh


This research work, which adopted a correlational design, sought to investigate the relationship between social studies education and social crime in Cross River State, Nigeria. A sample of 750 students across two higher institutions in Cross River State (University of Calabar and Cross River State College of Education) was purposively selected from social studies departments in both higher institutions for the study. A questionnaire titled “Social Studies Education, a Panacea to Social Crime Questionnaire (SSEPSCQ)” was used for the study. Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient analysis was used to analyze the two hypotheses formulated for the study. The result indicated that a well implemented social studies education curriculum in Nigeria and Cross River would specifically, go a long way to curbing the menace of social crime in the nation and the state. Recommendations were made, among others, that government should ensure the promotion of human rights, peace and security, and definition of the federal character of the Nigeria state

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