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Perception about being an Aged Person in South-Western Nigeria

Akanbi, M. A. and Fadayomi , Theophilus Oyeyemi and Wusu , Onipede and Uyi , Eboigbodin Osadolor and Gbadebo, Babatunde Makinde and Adekola, Paul Oluwatomipe and Olawole-Isaac, A. and Sowunmi, Akinyimika (2015) Perception about being an Aged Person in South-Western Nigeria. International Journal of Energy Technology Research. pp. 1-16. ISSN 2203-9488(Print) 2203-9496 (Online) (Submitted)

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This paper investigates the perception about being an aged person in South-Western Nigeria. 594 aged persons were interviewed through questionnaire administration in Lagos and Oyo states of South-western Nigeria. The univariate, bivariate and One-way Analysis of variance (F-ratios) were employed in the analyses of this research. The major findings of this study are: firstly, the univariate and bivariate results indicate that there is low-perception about being an aged person. Secondly, One-way Analysis of variance (F-ratios) show that the study location, age category, means of livelihood; and usual place of residence (Oyo and Lagos state rural settings) have significant influences on perception about being an aged person in South-Western Nigeria. Thus, the paper recommends the following: firstly, that aged persons from Lagos state who are 50-79 years should begin to admit from now that they are ‘elderly people’ despite the fact that some of them are retired and still physically active. Secondly, the salary earners who are still working as well as Lagos-rural dwellers should urgently assume their roles as elders both in the families and in larger Nigerian society. Key Words: Perception, An aged person, F-ratios, South-Western Nigeria

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 14:31
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2015 14:31

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