Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 3 - 2021
Nature and Nurture Influence on Cultural Shock among Isoko Migrants in Urhobo and Anioma Communities of Delta State
Kingsley Akarowhe*
Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, Faculty of Education, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Kingsley Akarowhe, Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, Faculty of Education, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
Received: April 17, 2020; Published: February 26, 2021




Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine the influence of nature and nurture on cultural shock among Isoko migrants in Urhobo and Anioma communities of Delta State. A sample of 42 migrants from Isoko (21 Migrants-in-Urhobo and 21 Migrants-in-Anioma communities) were drawn from a population of 80,284 migrants from Isoko (40,142 Migrants-in-Urhobo and 40,142 Migrants-in- Anioma communities) in Delta State using a stratified random sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was a 14-item structured questionnaire titled: Nurture and Nature Influence on Cultural Shock (NNICS) among Isoko Migrants in Urhobo and Anioma Communities of Delta State. The instrument was subjected to face-validity by two experts from the Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Uyo. A reliability coefficient of 0.81 internal consistency was obtained using Cronbach Alpha reliability. Forty two (42) questionnaires were administered to the respondents by eight (8) research assistants. Bar chart was used to answer the two research questions, while the independent t-test was used to test the two null hypotheses at .05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that nature had a moderate influence on cultural shock among Isoko migrants in Urhobo and high influence for Isoko migrants in Anioma communities of Delta State; while nurture had high influence on cultural shock among Isoko migrants in Urhobo and Anioma communities of Delta State. And that nature and nurture had significant influence on cultural shock among Isoko migrants in Urhobo and Anioma communities of Delta State. Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that the Delta State Government should implement divers cultural programmes especially that of the Urhobos and Aniomas, which will serves as a cultural awareness avenue that will help to enlighten people on different culture so as to adjust and socialise properly in host communities within Delta State.

Keywords: Cultural Shock; Culture; Nature; Nurture; Isoko; Urhobo; AniomaBuoyancy

Citation: Kingsley Akarowhe. “Nature and Nurture Influence on Cultural Shock among Isoko Migrants in Urhobo and Anioma Communities of Delta State”. EC Paediatrics 10.3 (2021): 29-36.

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