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Megamalls and lifestyles of urban dwellers in selected cities in southwest, Nigeria

Olonade, Olawale Yinusa and Busari, Dauda Aderemi and Egharevba, M. E. and Imhonopi,, David and Alo, Olubunmi Akinsanya and George, T. O. and Asamu, Festus Femi and Adetunde, Christiana O. (2021) Megamalls and lifestyles of urban dwellers in selected cities in southwest, Nigeria. African Journal of Reproductive Health November, 25 (5). pp. 55-67.

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The globalization trend in the 21st century has come with tremendous impacts across the nations of the world. Notable among the impacts is the emergence of megamalls and people’s changing lifestyles, resulting in socio-economic and infrastructural development. This study examines megamalls as an offshoot of the globalization process and the changing urban landscape in many cities with their growing population in Nigeria. It focuses on examining the relationship between megamalls and urban dwellers’ lifestyles in Nigeria with implications on population and human infrastructure for sustainable development. The study was conducted in three main cities of Ibadan, Lagos, and Ota in Southwest Nigeria. The study employs a descriptive research design using quantitative (questionnaire) and qualitative (interview) research instruments to elicit information on respondents’ views on shopping malls and how it has contributed to human infrastructure and urban centers’ development. The modernization theory was employed to provide a theoretical guide for the study. Findings show that megamalls, with their aesthetic and magnificent structures, have contributed immensely to the development of urban centers and their dwellers by beautifying the urban environment, sales of quality and affordable goods, and a place for social gatherings relaxation. Therefore, it was recommended that more megamalls be built to meet up with urban dwellers’ growing demands and attract more social development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cities, lifestyles, megamalls, urban dwellers, Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2022 10:28
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 10:28

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