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Bodily Kinaesthetic Intelligence and Youth’s Predisposition to Criminal Activities in the South-South Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria
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Volume 2, 2015
Issue 3 (June)
Pages: 71-76   |   Vol. 2, No. 3, June 2015   |   Follow on         
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Authors
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Ibia E. Ibia, Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
Abstract
The study investigated the possibility of adopting Gender’s (1999) bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence in the prevention of criminal activities among youths in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The stratified random sampling technique was used to select three out of six states in the geopolitical zone. A purposive sampling technique was applied to select three tertiary institutions, one in each of the three states, and one department offering course involving bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence in each of the three tertiary institutions. From a population of 3,859 regular year two students offering a course involving bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence in the three institutions selected, a sample of 385 was randomly selected. A researcher-developed instrument, bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence and youths criminal activities questionnaire (BKIYCAQ) with reliability index of .79 was used in data collection for the study. The result of data analysis revealed statistically significant involvement of youths with bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence in criminal activities and that there was no significant difference between youths with bodily-kinaesthetic intelligence and other youths in criminal activities. It was recommended among other things that the observed gap between the rich and poor and high level corruption particularly among political elites as well as graduates unemployment leading to poverty be addressed by governmental agencies.
Keywords
Bodily-Kinaesthetic Intelligence, Criminal Activities, Predisposition and Corruption
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