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Impacts of Societal Prejudice on Attainment of Life/Personal Goals of Physically Challenged Persons in Nigeria.

Omonijo, Dare Ojo (2012) Impacts of Societal Prejudice on Attainment of Life/Personal Goals of Physically Challenged Persons in Nigeria. International Research Journal of Humanities, 4 (5). pp. 1-14.

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Abstract

Physically challenged persons seem not to have found enough help from the society in underdeveloped countries. Hence, they are confronted with social constraints, which have not been given adequate attention in the literature. This study is a reaction to this problem in Nigeria. It examines reasons why the society stigmatizes physically challenged individuals, instead of helping them. Drawing on the opinions of respondents from Lagos Island and Friends of Ours Disabled Institute (FODI), Lagos, this paper reported ten reasons why the government fails to implement the UN decisions on disabled persons, in spite of the fact that Nigeria was one of the original eighty signatories to the adoption of these decisions. Relying on the data from a survey of 825 respondents, the study attempted to discover if any significant relationship exists between the societal perception of physically challenged persons and their attainment of life/personal goals. Our findings have sociological, psychological, emotional and economical implications for physically challenged persons in underdeveloped societies.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mr. Dare Ojo Omonijo
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2013 18:34
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 09:23
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/1404

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